New Delhi: STMicroelectronics a worldwidesemiconductor groundbreaker serving customers across the gamut of electronics applications conveyed its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.
The Fourth quarter net revenues summed $2.01billion, while gross margin was 32.9%, and net loss was $0.04 per share. For the complete year net revenues totaled $8.08 billion, whereas gross margin was 32.3%, with net loss being $0.56 per share.
“Fourth quarter revenue and gross margin results were well in line with our outlook range, coming in at the mid-point of our guidance, which translated into positive operating income before impairment and restructuring and a substantial positive free cash flow,” reportedly quipped, ST President and CEO Carlo Bozotti.
Furthering, that, “In 2013, we grew 3.2% excluding the former ST-Ericsson products, a better performance than our served market, with the main contributions coming from our microcontrollers and automotive products. We also made good progress on our customer diversification and mass market and distribution initiatives. In addition, our leading-edge set-top box products and FD-SOI-based ASICs led to important design wins and traction with major worldwide operators and OEM customers.”
“We made solid progress in executing the strategy we announced in December 2012 but we still have much to accomplish. We completed the split up of ST-Ericsson in a timely manner and by adding some of their competencies we strengthened our product development teams. Furthermore, we brought our quarterly operating expenses down by about 25 percent compared to the year-ago quarter and our fourth quarter net operating expenses within our target range. We also started to make gradual structural changes to our manufacturing footprint which will benefit our gross margin and we announced a key frame agreement with the French government to support our R&D efforts for CMOS derivative technology.”