EXHIBIT 99.1

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Reports Financial Results for the Fiscal Third Quarter of 2017 Ended March 31, 2017

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (“AOS”) (NASDAQ:AOSL), today reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter of 2017 ended March 31, 2017.

The results for the fiscal third quarter of 2017 ended March 31, 2017 were as follows:

GAAP Financial Comparison
Quarterly
(in millions, except percentage and per share data)
(unaudited)
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
 March 31,
 2016
Revenue $93.3  $94.7  $83.0 
Gross Margin 24.3% 23.3% 19.7%
Operating Income (Loss) $3.0  $2.8  $(0.2)
Net Income (Loss) attributable to AOS $3.6  $2.8  $(1.3)
Income (Loss) Per Share attributable to AOS - Diluted $0.14  $0.11  $(0.06)

On a non-GAAP basis excluding the effect of share-based compensation expenses in each of the periods presented, the results were as set forth below (see detailed reconciliation included at the end of this press release).

Non-GAAP Financial Comparison
Quarterly
(in millions, except percentage and per share data)
(unaudited)
       
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
2017
 December 31,
2016
 March 31,
2016
Revenue $93.3  $94.7  $83.0 
Gross Margin 24.6% 23.6% 19.9%
Operating Income $4.7  $4.4  $1.0 
Net Income (Loss) attributable to AOS $5.3  $4.4  $(0.1)
Income (Loss) Per Share attributable to AOS - Diluted $0.21  $0.18  $ 

Commenting on the March quarterly results, Dr. Mike Chang, the chairman and CEO of the company, stated, “Our new product momentum continued to contribute to the revenue and gross margin growth.  AOS reported $93.3 million in revenue, close to the high-end of our guidance range, representing an increase of 12.4% from the revenue in the same quarter a year ago. We also posted the eighth consecutive quarter of gradual gross margin expansion and delivered $0.21 non-GAAP earnings per share despite the fact that the March quarter is seasonally our lowest quarter.  This, once again, demonstrates the strength of AOS recovery strategy that is now translating into a sustained improvement of our financial performance.  We are also taking proactive and deliberate steps to gradually alleviate capacity constraints, and we expect to see higher production output starting in the September quarter.  The entire team at AOS continues to keenly focus on developing differentiated technologies and introducing market driven new products, which we believe will further propel our business growth and profitability.”

Business Outlook for Fiscal Q4 Ending June 30, 2017

The following statements are based on management's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. AOS undertakes no obligation to update these statements.

  • Revenue is expected to be between $95 million and $99 million.

  • GAAP gross margin is expected to be 24.5% plus or minus 1%. 

  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be in the range of $19.8 million plus or minus $1 million. 

  • Tax expense is expected to be approximately $1.0 million to $1.2 million. 

  • Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest is expected to be between $1.2 million and $1.3 million.

The above projections on GAAP gross margin and GAAP operating expenses include estimated share-based compensation expense of $1.6 million to $1.8 million.

Conference Call and Webcast

AOS plans to hold an investor teleconference and live webcast to discuss the financial results for the fiscal third quarter of 2017 ended March 31, 2017 today, May 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.  To participate in the live call, analysts and investors should dial 877-312-8797 (or 253-237-1194 if outside the U.S.).  To access the live webcast and the subsequent replay of the conference call, which will be available for seven days after the live call, go to the "Events & Presentations" section of the company's investor relations website, http://investor.aosmd.com.  In addition, a copy of the script of prepared remarks by CEO and CFO at the investor teleconference and webcast is available prior to the call at the Company’s investor relations website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends, and anticipated product performance.  These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to projected amount of revenue, gross margin, operating income (loss), income tax expenses, net income (loss), noncontrolling interest, and share-based compensation expenses, our ability and strategy to develop new products, expand our sales, and achieve sustained growth and profitability, and other information under the section entitled “Business Outlook for Fiscal Q4 Ending June 30, 2017”.  Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.  These factors include, but are not limited to, the decline of the PC industry and our ability to respond to such decline, our ability to introduce or develop new and enhanced products that achieve market acceptance, the actual product performance in volume production, the quality and reliability of our product, our ability to achieve design wins, the general business and economic conditions, the state of semiconductor industry and seasonality of our markets, our ability to maintain factory utilization at a desirable level, our ability to successfully operate our joint venture in China, and other risks as described in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 filed on August 26, 2016.  Other unknown or unpredictable factors or underlying assumptions subsequently proving to be incorrect could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements.  You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  All information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and AOS undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our unaudited consolidated financial statements presented on a basis consistent with U.S. GAAP, we disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross profit, gross margin, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and diluted earnings per share ("EPS"). These supplemental measures exclude share-based compensation expenses for all periods presented in this press release and impairment of long-lived assets for the nine months ended March 31, 2016.  We believe that non-GAAP financial measures can provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses that are not indicative of our core operating results.  In addition, our management uses non-GAAP measures to compare our performance relative to forecasts and to benchmark our performance externally against competitors.  Our use of non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations in that the non-GAAP financial measures we use may not be directly comparable to those reported by other companies.  For example, the term used in this press release, non-GAAP net income (loss), does not have a standardized meaning.  Other companies may use the same or similarly named measures, but exclude different items, which may not provide investors with a comparable view of our performance in relation to other companies.  In addition, different items may be excluded in non-GAAP measures presented in different periods.  We seek to compensate for the limitation of our non-GAAP presentation by providing a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures in the tables attached to this press release.  Investors are encouraged to review the related U.S. GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures.

About Alpha and Omega Semiconductor

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, or AOS, is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, including a wide portfolio of Power MOSFET, IGBT and Power IC products.  AOS has developed extensive intellectual property and technical knowledge that encompasses the latest advancements in the power semiconductor industry, which enables it to introduce innovative products to address the increasingly complex power requirements of advanced electronics.  AOS differentiates itself by integrating its Discrete and IC semiconductor process technology, product design, and advanced packaging know-how to develop high performance power management solutions.  AOS's portfolio of products targets high-volume applications, including portable computers, flat panel TVs, LED lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for TVs, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment.  For more information, please visit http://www.aosmd.com.  For investor relations, please contact So-Yeon Jeong at investors@aosmd.com.

The following unaudited consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)
(unaudited)
          
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
 March 31,
 2016
 March 31,
 2017
 March 31,
 2016
          
Revenue$93,281  $94,687  $82,987  $285,330  $244,251 
Cost of goods sold70,584  72,593  66,668  218,595  197,899 
Gross profit22,697  22,094  16,319  66,735  46,352 
Gross margin24.3% 23.3% 19.7% 23.4% 19.0%
          
Operating expenses:         
Research and development7,625  7,284  6,924  21,928  19,029 
Selling, general and administrative12,067  11,974  9,566  35,224  27,935 
Impairment of long-lived assets        432 
Total operating expenses19,692  19,258  16,490  57,152  47,396 
Operating income (loss)3,005  2,836  (171) 9,583  (1,044)
          
Interest income and other income (loss), net(74) (70) 132  (193) (335)
Interest expense(22) (24) (5) (72) (22)
Income (loss) before income taxes2,909  2,742  (44) 9,318  (1,401)
          
Income tax expense523  1,085  1,219  2,845  3,448 
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interest2,386  1,657  (1,263) 6,473  (4,849)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest(1,170) (1,190)   (3,237)  
Net income (loss) attributable to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited$3,556  $2,847  $(1,263) $9,710  $(4,849)
          
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited         
Basic$0.15  $0.12  $(0.06) $0.42  $(0.22)
Diluted$0.14  $0.11  $(0.06) $0.39  $(0.22)
          
Weighted average number of common shares attributable to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited used to compute net income (loss) per share         
Basic23,675  23,481  22,232  23,396  22,400 
Diluted24,951  24,977  22,232  24,781  22,400 


Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except par value per share)
(unaudited)
 March 31, 2017 June 30, 2016
ASSETS   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$116,150  $87,774 
Restricted cash181  188 
Accounts receivable, net22,452  26,594 
Inventories73,349  68,848 
Other current assets4,948  4,526 
Total current assets217,080  187,930 
Property, plant and equipment, net117,335  116,084 
Land use rights, net8,737   
Deferred income tax assets - long term5,539  12,132 
Other long term assets21,522  2,359 
Total assets$370,213  $318,505 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$44,990  $42,718 
Accrued liabilities23,673  22,590 
Income taxes payable2,879  2,356 
Deferred margin713  997 
Capital leases820  819 
Total current liabilities73,075  69,480 
Income taxes payable - long term985  1,577 
Deferred income tax liabilities2,938  2,973 
Capital leases - long term1,071  1,695 
Other long term liabilities567  741 
Total liabilities78,636  76,466 
Equity:   
Preferred shares, par value $0.002 per share:   
Authorized: 10,000 shares, issued and outstanding: none at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016   
Common shares, par value $0.002 per share:   
Authorized: 50,000 shares, issued and outstanding: 29,391 shares and 23,778 shares, respectively at March 31, 2017 and 28,405 shares and 22,754 shares, respectively at June 30, 201659  57 
Treasury shares at cost, 5,613 shares at March 31, 2017 and 5,651 shares at June 30, 2016(49,876) (50,199)
Additional paid-in capital202,739  191,444 
Accumulated other comprehensive income39  769 
Retained earnings109,788  100,071 
Total Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shareholder's equity262,749  242,142 
Noncontrolling interest28,828  (103)
Total equity291,577  242,039 
Total liabilities and equity$370,213  $318,505 


Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited
Reconciliation of Condensed Consolidated GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)
(unaudited)
          
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 March 31,
 2017
 December 31,
 2016
 March 31,
 2016
 March 31,
 2017
 March 31,
 2016
          
GAAP gross profit$22,697  $22,094  $16,319  $66,735  $46,352 
Share-based compensation222  205  187  622  475 
Non-GAAP gross profit$22,919  $22,299  $16,506  $67,357  $46,827 
Non-GAAP gross margin as a % of revenue24.6% 23.6% 19.9% 23.6% 19.2%
          
GAAP operating income (loss)$3,005  $2,836  $(171) $9,583  $(1,044)
Share-based compensation1,715  1,554  1,173  4,585  3,047 
Impairment of long-lived assets        432 
Non-GAAP operating income$4,720  $4,390  $1,002  $14,168  $2,435 
Non-GAAP operating income as a % of revenue5.1% 4.6% 1.2% 5.0% 1.0%
          
GAAP net income (loss) attributable to AOS$3,556  $2,847  $(1,263) $9,710  $(4,849)
Share-based compensation1,715  1,554  1,173  4,585  3,047 
Impairment of long-lived assets        432 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to AOS$5,271  $4,401  $(90) $14,295  $(1,370)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to AOS as a % of revenue5.7% 4.6% (0.1)% 5.0% (0.6)%
          
GAAP net income (loss) attributable to AOS$3,556  $2,847  $(1,263) $9,710  $(4,849)
Share-based compensation1,715  1,554  1,173  4,585  3,047 
Impairment of long-lived assets        432 
Amortization and depreciation6,885  6,760  6,927  20,148  20,705 
Interest expense (income), net(54) (23) (6) (121) (9)
Income tax expense523  1,085  1,219  2,845  3,448 
EBITDAS$12,625  $12,223  $8,050  $37,167  $22,774 
          
          
GAAP diluted net income(loss) per share attributable to AOS$0.14  $0.11  $(0.06) $0.39  $(0.22)
Share-based compensation0.07  0.07  0.06  0.19  0.14 
Impairment of long-lived assets        0.02 
Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to AOS$0.21  $0.18  $  $0.58  $(0.06)
          
          
Shares used to compute basic per share23,675  23,481  22,232  23,396  22,400 
Shares used to compute dilute per share24,951  24,977  22,232  24,781  22,400 
          

 

CONTACT:
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited
Investor Relations
So-Yeon Jeong
408-789-3172
investors@aosmd.com


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