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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)
þ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended December 28, 2018
OR
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from __________to__________

Commission file number 001-05560
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
04-2302115
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
20 Sylvan Road, Woburn, Massachusetts
01801
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 376-3000


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   þ Yes ¨ No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  þ Yes ¨ No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company,” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated filer þ
Accelerated filer ¨ 
Non-accelerated filer ¨  
 Smaller reporting company ¨
Emerging growth company ¨ 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). ¨ Yes þ No

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class
 
Outstanding as of January 30, 2019
Common Stock, par value $.25 per share
 
 
174,064,672
 



SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 28, 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited, in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Net revenue
$
972.0

 
$
1,051.9

Cost of goods sold
486.9

 
515.1

Gross profit
485.1

 
536.8

Operating expenses:


 


Research and development
109.2

 
98.0

Selling, general and administrative
47.8

 
51.3

Amortization of intangibles
7.4

 
4.0

Restructuring and other charges (benefits)
(0.2
)
 

Total operating expenses
164.2

 
153.3

Operating income
320.9

 
383.5

Other income, net
2.9

 
2.1

Income before income taxes
323.8

 
385.6

Provision for income taxes
38.9

 
315.2

Net income
$
284.9

 
$
70.4

Earnings per share:


 


Basic
$
1.61

 
$
0.38

Diluted
$
1.60

 
$
0.38

Weighted average shares:
 
 
 
Basic
176.6

 
183.1

Diluted
177.7

 
185.5

 
 
 
 
Cash dividends declared and paid per share
$
0.38

 
$
0.32



See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.



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SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited, in millions)
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Net income
$
284.9

 
$
70.4

Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
Fair value of investments
0.1

 

Comprehensive income
$
285.0

 
$
70.4


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
As of
 
December 28,
2018
 
September 28,
2018
ASSETS
(unaudited)
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,085.7

 
$
733.3

Marketable securities
13.4

 
294.1

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $0.7 and $0.6, respectively
524.4

 
655.8

Inventory
493.1

 
490.2

Other current assets
91.9

 
88.8

Total current assets
2,208.5

 
2,262.2

Property, plant and equipment, net
1,140.6

 
1,140.9

Goodwill
1,189.8

 
1,189.8

Intangible assets, net
130.1

 
143.7

Deferred tax assets, net
34.7

 
36.5

Marketable securities
2.7

 
22.8

Other assets
32.5

 
33.0

Total assets
$
4,738.9

 
$
4,828.9

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY


 


Current liabilities:


 


Accounts payable
$
156.5

 
$
229.9

Accrued compensation and benefits
70.8

 
85.2

Other current liabilities
130.0

 
74.6

Total current liabilities
357.3

 
389.7

Long-term tax liabilities
313.5

 
310.5

Other long-term liabilities
29.8

 
31.7

Total liabilities
700.6

 
731.9

Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)


 


Stockholders’ equity:


 


Preferred stock, no par value: 25.0 shares authorized, no shares issued

 

Common stock, $0.25 par value: 525.0 shares authorized; 229.3 shares issued and 174.1 shares outstanding at December 28, 2018, and 228.4 shares issued and 177.4 shares outstanding at September 28, 2018
43.5

 
44.4

Additional paid-in capital
3,088.4

 
3,061.0

Treasury stock, at cost
(3,036.1
)
 
(2,732.5
)
Retained earnings
3,950.7

 
3,732.9

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(8.2
)
 
(8.8
)
Total stockholders’ equity
4,038.3

 
4,097.0

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
4,738.9

 
$
4,828.9


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In millions)
 
Shares of common stock
 
Par value of common stock
 
Shares of treasury stock
 
Value of treasury stock
 
Additional paid-in capital
 
Retained earnings
 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
Total stockholders equity
Balance at September 28, 2018
177.4

 
$
44.4

 
51.0

 
$
(2,732.5
)
 
$
3,061.0

 
$
3,732.9

 
$
(8.8
)
 
$
4,097.0

Net income

 

 

 

 

 
284.9

 

 
284.9

Exercise and settlement of share based awards and related tax benefit, net of shares withheld for taxes
0.7

 
0.1

 
0.2

 
(19.6
)
 
5.1

 

 

 
(14.4
)
Share-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 
21.3

 

 

 
21.3

Share repurchase program
(4.0
)
 
(1.0
)
 
4.0

 
(284.0
)
 
1.0

 

 

 
(284.0
)
Dividends declared

 

 

 

 

 
(67.1
)
 

 
(67.1
)
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 
0.6

 
0.6

Balance at December 28, 2018
174.1

 
$
43.5

 
55.2

 
$
(3,036.1
)
 
$
3,088.4

 
$
3,950.7

 
$
(8.2
)
 
$
4,038.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at September 29, 2017
183.1

 
$
45.8

 
42.9

 
$
(1,925.0
)
 
$
2,893.8

 
$
3,059.6

 
$
(8.5
)
 
$
4,065.7

Net income

 

 

 

 

 
70.4

 

 
70.4

Exercise and settlement of share based awards and related tax benefit, net of shares withheld for taxes
0.9

 
0.2

 
0.4

 
(44.7
)
 
14.7

 

 

 
(29.8
)
Share-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 
27.4

 
(1.9
)
 

 
25.5

Share repurchase program
(1.6
)
 
(0.4
)
 
1.6

 
(172.5
)
 
0.4

 

 

 
(172.5
)
Dividends declared

 

 

 

 

 
(58.8
)
 

 
(58.8
)
Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 29, 2017
182.4

 
$
45.6

 
44.9

 
$
(2,142.2
)
 
$
2,936.3

 
$
3,069.3

 
$
(8.5
)
 
$
3,900.5



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SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited, in millions)
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
284.9

 
$
70.4

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Share-based compensation
20.8

 
25.8

Depreciation
77.5

 
63.6

Amortization of intangible assets, including inventory step-up
15.5

 
5.5

Deferred income taxes
1.8

 
21.4

    Other, net
1.0

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:


 


Receivables, net
131.4

 
(4.1
)
Inventory
(5.0
)
 
34.5

Other current and long-term assets
(2.6
)
 
(20.6
)
Accounts payable
(22.2
)
 
(105.4
)
Other current and long-term liabilities
45.9

 
269.7

Net cash provided by operating activities
549.0

 
360.8

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(129.5
)
 
(28.2
)
Purchased intangibles

 
(6.0
)
Purchases of marketable securities
(2.2
)
 

Sales and maturities of marketable securities
303.2

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
171.5

 
(34.2
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Repurchase of common stock - payroll tax withholdings on equity awards
(19.4
)
 
(44.7
)
Repurchase of common stock - stock repurchase program
(284.0
)
 
(172.5
)
Dividends paid
(67.1
)
 
(59.1
)
Net proceeds from exercise of stock options
2.4

 
14.4

Net cash used in financing activities
(368.1
)
 
(261.9
)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
352.4

 
64.7

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
733.3

 
1,616.8

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
1,085.7

 
$
1,681.5

Supplemental cash flow disclosures:
 
 
 
Income taxes paid
$
1.6

 
$
7.2

 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.     DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries (“Skyworks” or the “Company”), is empowering the wireless networking revolution. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new applications within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial reporting. Certain information and footnote disclosures, normally included in annual consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations. However, in management’s opinion, the financial information reflects all adjustments, including those of a normal recurring nature, necessary to present fairly the results of operations, financial position, and cash flows of the Company for the periods presented. The results of operations, financial position, and cash flows for the Company during the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of those expected for the full year. This information should be read in conjunction with the Company’s financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2018, filed with the SEC on November 15, 2018, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to such Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on January 25, 2019 (the “2018 10-K”).

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses, comprehensive income and accumulated other comprehensive loss that are reported in these unaudited consolidated financial statements and accompanying disclosures. The Company evaluates its estimates on an ongoing basis using historical experience and other factors, including the current economic environment. Significant judgment is required in determining the reserves for and fair value of items such as overall fair value assessments of assets and liabilities, particularly those classified as Level 2 or Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy, marketable securities, inventory, intangible assets associated with business combinations, share-based compensation, loss contingencies, and income taxes. In addition, significant judgment is required in determining whether a potential indicator of impairment of long-lived assets exists and in estimating future cash flows for any necessary impairment testing. Actual results could differ significantly from these estimates.

The Company’s fiscal year ends on the Friday closest to September 30. Fiscal 2019 consists of 52 weeks and ends on September 27, 2019. Fiscal 2018 consisted of 52 weeks and ended on September 28, 2018. The first quarters ended for fiscal 2019 and 2018 each consisted of 13 weeks, and ended on December 28, 2018, and December 29, 2017, respectively.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) deferred the effective date of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), (“ASU 2014-09”), which outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and will supersede most current revenue recognition guidance. The Company adopted ASU 2014-09 at the beginning of the first quarter of fiscal 2019 using the modified retrospective approach, with the cumulative effect of applying the new guidance recognized as an adjustment to the opening retained earnings balance. The Company has determined the impact of the new revenue standard on its business processes, systems, controls and consolidated financial statements is not material. Refer to Note 2, Revenue Recognition, for additional information.

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, Income Taxes (Topic 740), Intra-entity Transfers of an Asset Other than Inventory (“ASU 2016-16”). This ASU provides guidance that changes the accounting for income tax effects of intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. Under the new guidance, the selling (transferring) entity is required to recognize a current tax expense or benefit upon transfer of the asset. Similarly, the purchasing (receiving) entity is required to recognize a deferred tax asset or deferred tax liability, as well as the related deferred tax benefit or expense, upon receipt of the asset. The Company adopted ASU 2016-16 during the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (Topic 320), (“ASU 2016-13”). This ASU requires a financial asset (or a group of financial assets) measured on the basis of amortized cost to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. This ASU requires that the income statement reflect the measurement of credit losses for newly recognized financial assets as well as the expected increases or decreases of expected credit losses that have taken place during the period. This ASU requires that credit losses of debt securities designated as available-for-sale be recorded through an allowance for credit losses. The ASU also limits the credit loss to the amount by which fair value is below

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amortized cost. The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 during the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (Topic 320), (“ASU 2016-01”). This ASU provides guidance for the recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of financial assets and liabilities. The Company adopted ASU 2016-01 during the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718), Improvements to Nonemployee Share-based Payments (“ASU 2018-07”). This ASU expands the scope of Topic 718 to include share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from nonemployees. The effective date for the standard is for interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted, but no earlier than the Company’s adoption date of Topic 606. The new guidance is required to be applied retrospectively with the cumulative effect recognized at the date of initial application. The Company will early adopt ASU 2018-07 during fiscal 2019 and does not expect it to have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), (“ASU 2016-02”). This ASU requires lessees to reflect most leases on their balance sheet as assets and obligations. The effective date for the standard is for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. The standard is to be applied under the modified retrospective method, with elective reliefs, which requires application of the new guidance for all periods presented. The adoption of this ASU will result in an increase to the Company’s consolidated balance sheet for these assets and obligations. The Company is currently evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-02 will have on the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

Supplemental Cash Flow Information
At December 28, 2018, the Company had $13.7 million accrued to other long-term liabilities for capital equipment, and $43.0 million accrued to accounts payable for capital equipment. At September 28, 2018, the Company had $13.9 million accrued to other long-term liabilities for capital equipment, and $94.1 million accrued to accounts payable for capital equipment. These amounts accrued at December 28, 2018, and September 28, 2018, for capital equipment purchases have been excluded from the consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months ended December 28, 2018, and September 28, 2018, respectively, and are expected to be paid in subsequent periods.

2.    REVENUE RECOGNITION

Change in Accounting Policy
The Company adopted ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 for open contracts not completed as of the adoption date using the modified retrospective approach. The impact from the cumulative effect adjustment was not material and comparative information for prior periods has not been adjusted. The impact of applying the new standard on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended December 28, 2018, was not material, except for an increase in accounts receivable and other current liabilities in the amount of $32.8 million to reflect customer credits as a liability.

Revenue Recognition Policy
The Company derives its revenue primarily from the sale of semiconductor products under individual customer purchase orders, some of which have underlying master sales agreements that specify terms governing the product sales. In the absence of a sales agreement, the Company’s standard terms and conditions apply. Revenue is recognized when control of the promised goods or services is transferred to the Company’s customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The Company applies a five-step approach as defined in the new standard in determining the amount and timing of revenue to be recognized: (1) identifying the contract with a customer; (2) identifying the performance obligations in the contract; (3) determining the transaction price; (4) allocating the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (5) recognizing revenue when the corresponding performance obligation is satisfied.

Performance Obligations
Each distinct promise to transfer products is considered to be an identified performance obligation for which revenue is recognized at a point in time upon transfer of control of the products to the customer. Transfer of control occurs upon shipment to the distributor or direct customer or when products are pulled from consignment inventory by the customer. Point in time recognition was determined as products manufactured under non-cancellable orders create an asset with an alternative use to the Company. Returns under the Company’s general assurance warranty of products have not been material and warranty-

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related services are not considered a separate performance obligation. As of December 28, 2018, the amount of remaining performance obligation that has not been recognized as revenue is not material.

Transaction Price
Pricing adjustments and estimates of returns are treated as variable consideration for purposes of determining the transaction price. Sales returns are generally accepted at the Company’s discretion or from distributors with stock rotation rights. Stock rotation allows distributors limited levels of returns and is based on the distributor’s prior purchases. Price protection represents price discounts granted to certain distributors and is based on negotiations on sales to end customers. Variable consideration is estimated using the expected value method considering all reasonably available information, including the Company’s historical experience and its current expectations, and is reflected in the transaction price when sales are recorded. The Company records net revenue excluding taxes collected on its sales to trade customers.

Contract Balances
Accounts receivable represents the Company’s unconditional right to receive consideration from its customer. Payments are due within one year of invoicing and do not include a significant financing component. To date, there have been no material impairment losses on accounts receivable. There were no material contract assets or contract liabilities recorded on the consolidated balance sheet in any of the periods presented. All incremental customer contract acquisition costs are expensed as they are incurred as the amortization period of the asset that the Company otherwise would have recognized is one year or less in duration.

Disaggregate Revenue
The Company has a single reportable operating segment which designs, develops, manufactures and markets similar proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property. In reaching this conclusion, management considers the definition of the chief operating decision maker (“CODM”), how the business is defined by the CODM, the nature of the information provided to the CODM and how that information is used to make operating decisions, allocate resources and assess performance. The Company’s CODM is the president and chief executive officer. The results of operations provided to and analyzed by the CODM are at the consolidated level, and accordingly, key resource decisions and assessment of performance are performed at the consolidated level. The Company assesses its determination of operating segments at least annually.

The Company disaggregates revenue from contracts with customers by geography as it believes that doing so best depicts how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. Net revenue by geographic area presented based upon the location of the original equipment manufacturers’ (“OEMs”) headquarters are as follows (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
United States
$
600.1

 
$
626.8

China
194.5

 
199.6

South Korea
99.1

 
118.3

Taiwan
40.7

 
72.3

Europe, Middle East and Africa
32.7

 
29.4

Other Asia-Pacific
4.9

 
5.5

Total
$
972.0

 
$
1,051.9

The Company’s revenue to external customers is generated principally from the sale of semiconductor products that facilitate various wireless communication applications. Accordingly, the Company considers its product offerings to be similar in nature and therefore not segregated for reporting purposes.

For the three months ended December 28, 2018, and December 29, 2017, one customer accounted for 58% and 56%, respectively, of the Company’s net revenue.

3.    MARKETABLE SECURITIES

The Company’s portfolio of available-for-sale marketable securities consists of the following (in millions):

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Current
 
Noncurrent
Available for sale:
December 28,
2018
 
September 28,
2018
 
December 28,
2018
 
September 28,
2018
U.S. Treasury and government
$
7.9

 
$
65.0

 
$

 
$

Corporate bonds and notes
1.4

 
204.1

 

 
12.0

Municipal bonds
2.2

 
2.0

 
2.7

 
0.8

Other government
1.9

 
23.0

 

 
10.0

Total
$
13.4

 
$
294.1

 
$
2.7

 
$
22.8


The contractual maturities of noncurrent available-for-sale marketable securities were due within two years or less. There were no unrealized gains or losses at December 28, 2018, and $0.1 million in unrealized losses on Municipal bonds at September 28, 2018.

4.    FAIR VALUE

The Company groups its financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis in three levels, based on the markets in which the assets and liabilities are traded and the reliability of the assumptions used to determine fair value. These levels are:

Level 1 - Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 - Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets), or model-driven valuations in which all significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated with, observable market data.
Level 3 - Fair value is derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs are unobservable, including assumptions and judgments made by the Company.

Assets and Liabilities Measured and Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
The Company measures certain assets and liabilities at fair value on a recurring basis such as its financial instruments. There have been no transfers between Level 1, 2 or 3 assets or liabilities during the three months ended December 28, 2018.

Contingent consideration related to business combinations is recorded as a Level 3 liability because management uses significant judgments and unobservable inputs to determine the fair value. The Company reassesses the fair value of its contingent consideration liabilities on a quarterly basis and records any fair value adjustments to earnings in the period that they are determined. The fair value of the contingent consideration was determined using a probabilistic Black-Scholes pricing model calibrated to the expected revenue forecast to be generated from the acquired business over a one-year period.

Assets and liabilities recorded at fair value on a recurring basis consisted of the following (in millions):         
 
As of December 28, 2018
 
As of September 28, 2018
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents*
$
1,085.7

 
$
1,084.7

 
$
1.0

 
$

 
$
79.3

 
$
29.7

 
$
49.6

 
$

U.S. Treasury and government securities
8.0

 

 
8.0

 

 
65.0

 
15.0

 
50.0

 

Corporate bonds and notes
1.4

 

 
1.4

 

 
216.0

 

 
216.0

 

Municipal bonds
4.8

 

 
4.8

 

 
2.8

 

 
2.8

 

Other government securities
1.9

 

 
1.9

 

 
33.1

 

 
33.1

 

Total
$
1,101.8

 
$
1,084.7

 
$
17.1

 
$

 
$
396.2

 
$
44.7

 
$
351.5

 
$

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contingent consideration
$
3.1

 
$

 
$

 
$
3.1

 
$
3.1

 
$

 
$

 
$
3.1

Total
$
3.1

 
$

 
$

 
$
3.1

 
$
3.1

 
$

 
$

 
$
3.1


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* Cash equivalents included in Levels 1 and 2 consist of money market funds and corporate bonds and notes, foreign government bonds, commercial paper, and agency securities purchased with less than ninety days until maturity.

There were no changes to the fair value of the Level 3 liabilities during the three months ended December 28, 2018.

Assets Measured and Recorded at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
The Company’s non-financial assets and liabilities, such as goodwill, intangible assets, and other long-lived assets resulting from business combinations, are measured at fair value using income approach valuation methodologies at the date of acquisition and are subsequently re-measured if there are indicators of impairment. There were no indicators of impairment identified during the three months ended December 28, 2018.

5.     INVENTORY

Inventory consists of the following (in millions):
 
As of
 
December 28,
2018
 
September 28,
2018
Raw materials
$
21.5

 
$
20.2

Work-in-process
301.5

 
340.7

Finished goods
162.5

 
124.8

Finished goods held on consignment by customers
7.6

 
4.5

Total inventory
$
493.1

 
$
490.2


6.     PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET

Property, plant and equipment, net consists of the following (in millions):
 
As of
 
December 28,
2018
 
September 28,
2018
Land and improvements
$
11.7

 
$
11.6

Buildings and improvements
258.7

 
238.0

Furniture and fixtures
31.8

 
31.5

Machinery and equipment
2,151.6

 
2,089.6

Construction in progress
163.3

 
179.0

Total property, plant and equipment, gross
2,617.1

 
2,549.7

Accumulated depreciation
(1,476.5
)
 
(1,408.8
)
Total property, plant and equipment, net
$
1,140.6

 
$
1,140.9


7.     GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS

There were no changes to the carrying amount of goodwill during the three months ended December 28, 2018.

The Company tests its goodwill for impairment annually as of the first day of its fourth fiscal quarter and in interim periods if certain events occur indicating the carrying value of goodwill may be impaired. There were no indicators of impairment noted during the three months ended December 28, 2018.


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Intangible assets consist of the following (in millions):
 
 
As of
 
As of
 

Weighted
Average
Amortization
Period (Years)
December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
 
 
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 

Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Carrying
Amount
 
Gross
Carrying Amount
 

Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Carrying
Amount
Customer relationships
3.7
$
28.7

 
$
(14.9
)
 
$
13.8

 
31.7

 
(13.2
)
 
18.5

Developed technology and other
5.3
89.9

 
(30.8
)
 
59.1

 
89.9

 
(23.5
)
 
66.4

Trademarks
3.0
1.6

 
(0.9
)
 
0.7

 
1.6

 
(0.8
)
 
0.8

Capitalized software
3.0
18.0

 
(7.5
)
 
10.5

 
18.0

 
(6.0
)
 
12.0

IPR&D

46.0

 

 
46.0

 
46.0

 

 
46.0

Total intangible assets

$
184.2

 
$
(54.1
)
 
$
130.1

 
$
187.2

 
$
(43.5
)
 
$
143.7


Fully amortized intangible assets have been eliminated from both the gross and accumulated amortization amounts.

Annual amortization expense for the next five fiscal years related to intangible assets is expected to be as follows (in millions):
 
Remaining 2019
 
2020
 
2021
 
2022
 
2023
 
Thereafter
Amortization expense, cost of goods sold
$
18.1

 
$
21.9

 
$
0.1

 
$
0.1

 
$
0.1

 
$
1.9

Amortization expense, operating expense
15.7

 
12.4

 
9.0

 
1.0

 
1.0

 
2.8

Total amortization expense
$
33.8

 
$
34.3

 
$
9.1

 
$
1.1

 
$
1.1

 
$
4.7



8.     INCOME TAXES

The provision for income taxes consists of the following components (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
United States income taxes
$
29.5

 
$
304.9

Foreign income taxes
9.4

 
10.3

Provision for income taxes
$
38.9

 
$
315.2

 
 
 
 
Effective tax rate
12.0
%
 
81.7
%

The difference between the Company’s effective tax rate and the 21.0% United States federal statutory rate for the three months ended December 28, 2018, resulted primarily from foreign earnings taxed at rates lower than the federal statutory rate, a benefit from foreign derived intangible income deduction (“FDII”), and research and experimentation and foreign tax credits earned, partially offset by a tax on global intangible low-taxed income (“GILTI”), and an increase in tax expense related to a change in the reserve for uncertain tax positions.

The difference between the Company’s effective tax rate and the 24.6% United States federal statutory rate for the three months ended December 29, 2017, resulted primarily from a one-time charge of $257.8 million related to the mandatory deemed repatriation tax on foreign earnings, a one-time charge of $18.5 million related to the revaluation of the deferred tax assets and liabilities related to tax reform, and an increase in tax expense related to a change in the reserve for uncertain tax positions, partially offset by foreign earnings taxed at rates lower than the federal statutory rate, the domestic production activities deduction, research and experimentation tax credits earned, and a benefit of $16.2 million related to windfall stock deductions. The one-time charge related to the mandatory deemed repatriation tax was subsequently reduced to $224.6 million in the measurement period established under Staff Accounting Bulletin 118, primarily due to a change in the interpretation of the definition of cash within the computation.

On December 22, 2017, the President of the United States signed into law new tax legislation (the “Tax Reform Act”). In addition to the introduction of a modified territorial tax system, the Tax Reform Act includes two new sets of provisions aimed at preventing

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or decreasing U.S. tax base erosion—the GILTI provisions and the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (“BEAT”) provisions. The GILTI provisions impose taxes on foreign income in excess of a deemed return on tangible assets of foreign corporations. The Company is making an accounting policy election to account for GILTI as a component of tax expense in the period in which the Company is subject to the rules and therefore will not provide any deferred tax impacts of GILTI in its consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended December 28, 2018. The BEAT provisions eliminate the deduction of certain base-erosion payments made to related foreign corporations, and impose a minimum tax if greater than regular tax. These BEAT provisions are effective for the Company beginning in fiscal 2019. The Company has analyzed the BEAT provisions for the quarter ended December 28, 2018, and is not subject to the minimum tax imposed by the BEAT provisions. Other significant provisions of the Tax Reform Act that are effective in fiscal 2019 and that have an impact on the Company’s income taxes, include the inclusion of performance-based compensation in determining the excessive compensation limitation and the benefit related to FDII.

Accrued taxes of $71.6 million and $62.5 million have been included in other current liabilities within the consolidated balance sheets as of December 28, 2018, and December 29, 2017, respectively. The $224.6 million deemed repatriation tax is payable over the next eight years, $18.0 million per year for each of the next five years, followed by payments of $33.6 million, $44.9 million, and $56.1 million in years six through eight, respectively. The Company has accrued $206.6 million of the deemed repatriation tax in long-term liabilities within the consolidated balance sheet as of December 28, 2018.

9.    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Legal Matters
From time to time, various lawsuits, claims and proceedings have been, and may in the future be, instituted or asserted against the Company, including those pertaining to patent infringement, intellectual property, environmental hazards, product liability and warranty, safety and health, employment and contractual matters.

The semiconductor industry is characterized by vigorous protection and pursuit of intellectual property rights. From time to time, third parties have asserted and may in the future assert patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights to technologies that are important to the Company’s business and have demanded and may in the future demand that the Company license their technology. The outcome of any such litigation cannot be predicted with certainty and some such lawsuits, claims or proceedings may be disposed of unfavorably to the Company. Generally speaking, intellectual property disputes often have a risk of injunctive relief, which, if imposed against the Company, could materially and adversely affect the Company’s financial condition, or results of operations. From time to time the Company may also be involved in legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business.

The Company monitors the status of legal proceedings and other contingencies on an ongoing basis to ensure loss contingencies are recognized and/or disclosed in its financial statements and footnotes. The Company does not believe there are any pending legal proceedings that are reasonably possible to result in a material loss. The Company is engaged in various legal actions in the normal course of business and, while there can be no assurances, the Company believes the outcome of all pending litigation involving the Company will not have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on its business or financial statements.

Guarantees and Indemnifications
The Company has made no significant contractual guarantees for the benefit of third parties. However, the Company generally indemnifies its customers from third-party intellectual property infringement litigation claims related to its products, and, on occasion, also provides other indemnities related to product sales. In connection with certain facility leases, the Company has indemnified its lessors for certain claims arising from the facility or the lease.

The Company indemnifies its directors and officers to the maximum extent permitted under the laws of the state of Delaware. The duration of the indemnities varies, and in many cases is indefinite. The indemnities to customers in connection with product sales generally are subject to limits based upon the amount of the related product sales and in many cases are subject to geographic and other restrictions. In certain instances, the Company’s indemnities do not provide for any limitation of the maximum potential future payments the Company could be obligated to make. The Company has not recorded any liability for these indemnities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and does not expect that such obligations will have a material adverse impact on its financial statements.

10.     STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Stock Repurchase Program

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On January 31, 2018, the Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program, pursuant to which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to $1.0 billion of its common stock from time to time prior to January 31, 2020, on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements. During the three months ended December 28, 2018, the Company paid $284.0 million (including commissions) in connection with the repurchase of 4.0 million shares of its common stock (paying an average price of $71.00 per share). As of December 28, 2018, $129.0 million remained available under the existing stock repurchase authorization.

On January 30, 2019, the Board of Directors approved a new stock repurchase program, pursuant to which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to $2.0 billion of its common stock from time to time prior to January 30, 2021, on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements. This newly authorized stock repurchase plan replaces in its entirety the aforementioned January 31, 2018, plan. The timing and amount of any shares of the Company’s common stock that are repurchased under the new repurchase program will be determined by the Company’s management based on its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. The repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The Company currently expects to fund the repurchase program using the Company’s working capital.

Dividends
On February 5, 2019, the Company announced that the Board of Directors had declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.38 per share, payable on March 19, 2019, to the Company’s stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 26, 2019.

During the three months ended December 28, 2018, the Company declared and paid a $0.38 dividend per common share with a total charge to retained earnings of $67.1 million

Share-based Compensation
The following table summarizes the share-based compensation expense by line item in the Statements of Operations (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Cost of goods sold
$
3.6

 
$
4.1

Research and development
12.5

 
11.2

Selling, general and administrative
4.7

 
10.5

Total share-based compensation
$
20.8

 
$
25.8


On November 15, 2017, the Company agreed to potentially issue not more than 1% of its common stock to an unaffiliated third party as a contingent consideration for its role under a multi-year collaboration agreement, upon the achievement of certain product sales milestones. The shares have been valued utilizing a probability weighted series of Black-Scholes pricing models and could be issued after mid-2020.  The shares will be marked to estimated fair value each reporting period through earnings.  The amount recorded in the statement of operations within selling, general and administrative expense for the three months ended December 28, 2018, is not material. 

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The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share (in millions, except per share amounts):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Net income
$
284.9

 
$
70.4

 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic
176.6

 
183.1

Dilutive effect of equity based awards
1.1

 
2.4

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted
177.7

 
185.5

 
 
 
 
Net income per share – basic
$
1.61

 
$
0.38

Net income per share – diluted
$
1.60

 
$
0.38

 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive common stock equivalents
1.7

 
0.4


Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding during the period. The calculation of diluted earnings per share includes the dilutive effect of equity based awards that were outstanding during the three months ended December 28, 2018, and December 29, 2017, using the treasury stock method. Certain of the Company’s outstanding share-based awards, noted in the table above, were excluded because they were anti-dilutive, but they could become dilutive in the future.

Item 2. Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
This report and other documents we have filed with the SEC contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “continue,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions or variations or negatives of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying forward-looking statements in this report. Additionally, statements concerning future matters such as the development of new products, enhancements of technologies, sales levels, expense levels and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Although forward-looking statements in this report reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by us. Consequently, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and actual results and outcomes may differ materially and adversely from the results and outcomes discussed in or anticipated by the forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those in the forward-looking statements. We urge you to consider the risks and uncertainties discussed in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the 2018 10-K, under the heading “Risk Factors” and in the other documents we have filed with the SEC in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We have no plans, and undertake no obligation, to revise or update our forward-looking statements to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.
In this document, the words “we,” “our,” “ours” and “us” refer only to Skyworks Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries and not any other person or entity.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 28, 2018, AND DECEMBER 29, 2017

The following table sets forth the results of our operations expressed as a percentage of net revenue:

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Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Net revenue
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
Cost of goods sold
50.1

 
49.0

Gross profit
49.9

 
51.0

Operating expenses:


 


Research and development
11.2

 
9.3

Selling, general and administrative
4.9

 
4.9

Amortization of intangibles
0.8

 
0.4

Total operating expenses
16.9

 
14.6

Operating income
33.0

 
36.4

Other income, net
0.3

 
0.2

Income before income taxes
33.3

 
36.6

Provision for income taxes
4.0

 
30.0

Net income
29.3
%
 
6.6
%

OVERVIEW

We, together with our consolidated subsidiaries, are empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things spanning a number of new applications within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

GENERAL

During the three months ended December 28, 2018, the following key factors contributed to our overall results of operations, financial position and cash flows:

Net revenue decreased by 7.6% to $972.0 million for the three months ended December 28, 2018, as compared with the corresponding period in fiscal 2018. This decrease in revenue was primarily driven by weakness in smartphone demand, partially offset by increasing radio frequency (“RF”) content per smartphone.

Our ending cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities balance increased approximately 4.9% to $1,101.8 million as of December 28, 2018, from $1,050.2 million as of September 28, 2018. This increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities was primarily the result of cash generated from operations of $549.0 million, partially offset by the repurchase of 4.0 million shares of common stock for $284.0 million, capital expenditures of $129.5 million, and dividend payments of $67.1 million during the three months ended December 28, 2018.

NET REVENUE
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
Change
December 29,
2017
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
Net revenue
$
972.0

(7.6)%
$
1,051.9


We market and sell our products directly to OEMs of communications and electronics products, third-party original design manufacturers and contract manufacturers, and indirectly through electronic components distributors. We generally experience seasonal peaks during our fourth and first fiscal quarters, primarily as a result of increased worldwide production of consumer electronics in anticipation of increased holiday sales, whereas our second and third fiscal quarters are typically lower and in line with seasonal industry trends.

We generated net revenue of $972.0 million for the three months ended December 28, 2018, a decrease of $79.9 million or 7.6%, as compared with $1,051.9 million for the corresponding period in fiscal 2018. This decrease in net revenue is primarily related to weakness in smartphone demand, partially offset by increasing RF content per smartphone.

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GROSS PROFIT
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
Change
December 29,
2017
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
Gross profit
$
485.1

(9.6)%
$
536.8

% of net revenue
49.9
%
 
51.0
%

Gross profit represents net revenue less cost of goods sold. Our cost of goods sold consists primarily of purchased materials, labor and overhead (including depreciation and share-based compensation expense) associated with product manufacturing. Erosion of average selling prices of established products is typical of the semiconductor industry. Consistent with trends in the industry, we anticipate that average selling prices for our established products will continue to decline over time. As part of our normal course of business, we mitigate the gross margin impact of declining average selling prices with efforts to increase unit volumes, reduce material costs, improve manufacturing efficiencies, lower manufacturing costs of existing products and by introducing new and higher value-added products.

The $51.7 million decrease in gross profit for the three months ended December 28, 2018, as compared with the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, was primarily the result of lower average selling prices and lower unit volumes with a gross profit impact of $170.5 million. These negative impacts were partially offset by favorable product mix that positively impacted gross profit by $119.8 million. Gross profit margin decreased to 49.9% of net revenue for the three months ended December 28, 2018, as compared with 51.0% in the corresponding period in fiscal 2018.
 
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
Change
December 29,
2017
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
Research and development
$
109.2

11.4%
$
98.0

% of net revenue
11.2
%

9.3
%

Research and development expenses consist primarily of direct personnel costs including share-based compensation expense, costs for pre-production evaluation and testing of new devices, masks, engineering prototypes and design tool costs.

The increase in research and development expenses for the three months ended December 28, 2018, as compared with the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, was primarily related to an increase in employee-related compensation expense and product development–related expenses. Research and development expense increased as a percentage of net revenue as a result of our increased investment in developing new technologies and products.

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
Change
December 29,
2017
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative
$
47.8

(6.8)%
$
51.3

% of net revenue
4.9
%

4.9
%

Selling, general and administrative expenses include legal and related costs, accounting, treasury, human resources, information systems, customer service, bad debt expense, sales commissions, share-based compensation expense, advertising, marketing, costs associated with business combinations completed or contemplated during the period and other costs.

The decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended December 28, 2018, as compared with the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, was primarily related to a decrease in share-based compensation expense. Selling, general and administrative expenses remained consistent as a percentage of net revenue.


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AMORTIZATION OF INTANGIBLES

 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
Change
December 29,
2017
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
Amortization of purchased intangibles
$
14.0

250.0%
$
4.0

Amortization of capitalized software
1.5

100.0%

Total amortization of intangibles
$
15.5

 
$
4.0

% of net revenue
1.6
%
 
0.4
%

During the three months ended December 28, 2018, $8.1 million and $7.4 million in amortization of intangibles were included in cost of goods sold and selling, general and administrative expense, respectively. During the three months ended December 29, 2017, $4.0 million in amortization of intangibles was included in selling, general and administrative expense.

The increase in amortization expense for the three months ended December 28, 2018, as compared with the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, was primarily due to amortization attributable to the Avnera acquisition completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.    

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES    
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28,
2018
Change
December 29,
2017
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
$
38.9

(87.7)%
$
315.2

% of net revenue
4.0
%

30.0
%

We recorded a provision for income taxes of $38.9 million (which consisted of $29.5 million and $9.4 million related to United States and foreign income taxes, respectively) for the three months ended December 28, 2018.

The effective tax rate for the three months ended December 28, 2018, was 12.0%, as compared with 81.7% for the three months ended December 29, 2017. The difference between our three month effective tax rate of 12.0% and the 21% United States federal statutory rate resulted primarily from foreign earnings taxed at rates lower than the federal statutory rate, a benefit from foreign derived intangible income deduction, and research and experimentation and foreign tax credits earned, partially offset by a tax on global intangible low-taxed income, and an increase in tax expense related to a change in the reserve for uncertain tax positions.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
Three Months Ended
(in millions)
December 28,
2018
 
December 29,
2017
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
$
733.3

 
$
1,616.8

Net cash provided by operating activities
549.0

 
360.8

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
171.5

 
(34.2
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(368.1
)
 
(261.9
)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
1,085.7

 
$
1,681.5


Cash provided by operating activities:
Cash provided by operating activities consists of net income for the period adjusted for certain non-cash items and changes in certain operating assets and liabilities. During the three months ended December 28, 2018, we generated $549.0 million of cash from operating activities, an increase of $188.2 million as compared with the $360.8 million generated during the three months ended December 29, 2017. The increase in cash from operating activities during the three months ended December 28, 2018, was primarily related to an increase in cash generated from collecting receivables and reduced payments of payables totaling $218.7 million.

Cash provided by investing activities:

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Cash provided by investing activities consists of cash received related to the sale or maturity of marketable securities, partially offset by cash paid for capital expenditures and cash paid related to the purchase of marketable securities. Cash provided by investing activities was $171.5 million during the three months ended December 28, 2018, as compared with $34.2 million cash used in investing activities during the three months ended December 29, 2017. Purchases of marketable securities were $2.2 million and sales and maturities of marketable securities were $303.2 million during the three months ended December 28, 2018. The cash used for capital expenditures was $129.5 million in the three months ended December 28, 2018, primarily related to the purchase of manufacturing equipment to support the expansion of our assembly and test operations, filter production operations, and wafer fabrication facilities.

Cash used in financing activities:
Cash used in financing activities consists primarily of cash transactions related to equity. During the three months ended December 28, 2018, we had net cash outflows from financing activities of $368.1 million, as compared with net cash outflows from financing activities of $261.9 million during the three months ended December 29, 2017. During the three months ended December 28, 2018, we had the following significant uses of cash:

$284.0 million related to our repurchase of 4.0 million shares of our common stock pursuant to the stock repurchase program approved by our Board of Directors on January 31, 2018;
$67.1 million related to the payment of cash dividends on our common stock; and
$19.4 million related to the minimum statutory payroll tax withholdings upon vesting of employee performance and restricted stock awards.

These uses of cash were partially offset by the net proceeds from employee stock option exercises of $2.4 million during the three months ended December 28, 2018.

Liquidity:
Cash and cash equivalent balances were $1,085.7 million as of December 28, 2018, representing an increase of $352.4 million from September 28, 2018. The increase resulted from $549.0 million in cash generated from operations and $301.0 million in net sales and maturities of marketable securities, partially offset by $284.0 million used to repurchase 4.0 million shares of stock, $67.1 million in cash dividend payments, $19.4 million used to repurchase shares related to payroll tax withholdings on equity awards, and $129.5 million in capital expenditures. Based on our historical results of operations, we expect that our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities on hand and the cash we expect to generate from operations will be sufficient to fund our research and development, capital expenditures, potential acquisitions, working capital, quarterly cash dividend payments (if such dividends are declared by the Board of Directors), outstanding commitments and other liquidity requirements associated with existing operations for at least the next 12 months. However, we cannot be certain that our cash on hand and cash generated from operations will be available in the future to fund all of our capital and operating requirements. In addition, any future strategic investments and acquisitions may require additional cash and capital resources. If we are unable to obtain sufficient cash or capital to meet our needs on a timely basis and on favorable terms, our business and operations could be materially and adversely affected.

Our invested cash balances primarily consist of highly liquid marketable securities that are available to meet near-term cash requirements including: term deposits, certificate of deposits, money market funds, U.S. Treasury securities, agency securities, other government securities, corporate debt securities and commercial paper.

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS
 
Our contractual obligations disclosure in the 2018 10-K has not materially changed since we filed that report.

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

We have no material off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in SEC Regulation S-K Item 303(a)(4)(ii).

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

We are subject to overall financial market risks, such as changes in market liquidity, credit quality, investment risk, interest rate risk, and foreign exchange rate risk as described below.

Investment and Interest Rate Risk
Our exposure to interest rate and general market risks relates principally to our investment portfolio, which consists of cash and cash equivalents (money market funds and marketable securities purchased with less than ninety days until maturity) that total approximately $1,085.7 million and marketable securities (U.S. Treasury and government securities, corporate bonds and notes,

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municipal bonds, other government securities) that total approximately $13.4 million and $2.7 million within short-term and long-term marketable securities, respectively, as of December 28, 2018.

The main objectives of our investment activities are liquidity and preservation of capital. Our cash equivalent investments have short-term maturity periods that dampen the impact of market or interest rate risk. Our marketable securities consist of short-term and long-term maturity periods between 90 days and two years. Credit risk associated with our investments is not material because our investments are diversified across several types of securities with high credit ratings, which reduces the amount of credit exposure to any one investment.

Based on our results of operations for the three months ended December 28, 2018, a hypothetical reduction in the interest rates on our cash, cash equivalents, and other investments to zero would result in an immaterial reduction of interest income with a de minimis impact on income before taxes.

Given the low interest rate environment, the objectives of our investment activities, and the relatively low interest income generated from our cash, cash equivalents, and other investments, we do not believe that investment or interest rate risks pose material exposures to our current business or results of operations.

Foreign Exchange Rate Risk
Substantially all sales to customers and arrangements with third-party manufacturers provide for pricing and payment in United States dollars, thereby reducing the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations on our results. A percentage of our international operational expenses are denominated in foreign currencies and exchange rate volatility could positively or negatively impact those operating costs. Increases in the value of the United States dollar relative to other currencies could make our products more expensive, which could negatively impact our ability to compete. Conversely, decreases in the value of the United States dollar relative to other currencies could result in our suppliers raising their prices to continue doing business with us. Given the relatively small number of customers and arrangements with third-party manufacturers denominated in foreign currencies, we do not believe that foreign exchange volatility has a material impact on our current business or results of operations. However, fluctuations in currency exchange rates could have a greater effect on our business or results of operations in the future to the extent our expenses increasingly become denominated in foreign currencies.

We may enter into foreign currency forward and option contracts with financial institutions to protect against foreign exchange risks associated with certain existing assets and liabilities, certain firmly committed transactions, forecasted future cash flows and net investments in foreign subsidiaries. However, we may choose not to hedge certain foreign exchange exposures for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, accounting considerations and the prohibitive economic cost of hedging particular exposures. For the three months ended December 28, 2018, we had no outstanding foreign currency forward or option contracts with financial institutions.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures
Our management, with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 28, 2018. The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on management’s evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 28, 2018, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

Changes in internal control over financial reporting
There are no changes to our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that occurred during the period covered by this report that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

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Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

From time to time, various lawsuits, claims and proceedings have been, and may in the future be, instituted or asserted against the Company, including those pertaining to patent infringement, intellectual property, environmental hazards, product liability and warranty, safety and health, employment and contractual matters.

The semiconductor industry is characterized by vigorous protection and pursuit of intellectual property rights. From time to time, third parties have asserted and may in the future assert patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights to technologies that are important to the Company’s business and have demanded and may in the future demand that the Company license their technology. The outcome of any such litigation cannot be predicted with certainty and some such lawsuits, claims or proceedings may be disposed of unfavorably to the Company. Generally speaking, intellectual property disputes often have a risk of injunctive relief, which, if imposed against the Company, could materially and adversely affect the Company’s financial condition, or results of operations. From time to time the Company may also be involved in legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business.

The Company monitors the status of legal proceedings and other contingencies on an ongoing basis to ensure loss contingencies are recognized and/or disclosed in its financial statements and footnotes. The Company does not believe there are any pending legal proceedings that are reasonably possible to result in a material loss. The Company is engaged in various legal actions in the normal course of business and, while there can be no assurances, the Company believes the outcome of all pending litigation involving the Company will not have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on its business or financial statements.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

In addition to the other information set forth in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A Risk Factors in the 2018 10-K, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in the 2018 10-K.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

The following table provides information regarding repurchases of common stock made during the three months ended December 28, 2018:
Period
Total Number of Shares Purchased
Average Price Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (1)
Approximate Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs (1)
9/29/18-10/26/18
266(2)
$91.28
$412.8 million
10/27/18-11/23/18
1,503,214(3)
$72.67
1,250,000
$323.3 million
11/24/18-12/28/18
2,750,463(4)
$70.65
2,750,000
$129.0 million
Total
4,253,943
 
4,000,000
 

(1) The stock repurchase program approved by the Board of Directors on January 31, 2018, authorizes the repurchase of up to $1.0 billion of our common stock from time to time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements. On January 30, 2019, the Board of Directors approved a new $2.0 billion stock repurchase program that expires on January 30, 2021, and replaces in its entirety the January 31, 2018, plan.
(2) Represents shares repurchased by us at the fair market value of the common stock as of the applicable purchase date, in connection with the satisfaction of tax withholding obligations under equity award agreements.
(3) 1,250,000 shares were repurchased at an average price of $71.77 per share as part of our stock repurchase program, and 253,214 shares were repurchased by us at the fair market value of the common stock as of the applicable purchase date, in connection with the satisfaction of tax withholding obligations under equity award agreements with an average price of $77.11 per share.
(4) 2,750,000 shares were repurchased at an average price of $70.65 per share as part of our stock repurchase program, and 463 shares were repurchased by us at the fair market value of the common stock as of the applicable purchase date, in connection with the satisfaction of tax withholding obligations under equity award agreements with an average price of $69.56 per share.

On November 15, 2017, we agreed to potentially issue not more than 1% of our common stock to an unaffiliated third party as contingent consideration for its role under a multi-year collaboration agreement.  The shares are issuable for no cash payment but only upon the achievement of certain product sale milestones, certain terminations of the agreement or if the Company engages in

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certain competition with the third party. Though the timing is not certain, the Company does not expect achievement of the product sale milestones to occur any time prior to mid-2020.  The transaction was made in reliance on the exemption from registration in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.  The Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering the resale of any issued shares.


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Item 6. Exhibits.
Exhibit
Number
Exhibit Description
Form
Incorporated by Reference
Filed Herewith
File No.
Exhibit
Filing Date
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10.1

 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31.1
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31.2
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
32.1
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
32.2
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
 
 
 
 
X

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
 
 
 
Date:
February 5, 2019
By:
 /s/ Liam K. Griffin
 
 
 
Liam K. Griffin
 
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
(Principal Executive Officer)

 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
 /s/ Kris Sennesael
 
 
 
Kris Sennesael
 
 
 
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
(Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)



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Exhibit


EXHIBIT 10.1

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FY19 Executive Incentive Plan


1.
Purpose: The FY19 Executive Incentive Plan (the "FY19 Plan") is designed to reward key management for achieving certain financial and business objectives.


2.
Plan Period: The FY19 Plan covers the period from September 29, 2018 through September 27, 2019.


3.
Eligibility: This program applies to the Chief Executive Officer and his direct reporting senior executives. Other key employees may be added based upon the recommendation of the Chief Executive Officer and subsequent approval of the Compensation Committee. Those employees not covered by this plan may be eligible for other programs established by Skyworks.


4.
Incentive Targets: Participants are eligible to earn a percentage of their base salary for attaining certain performance objectives. Nominal, target and stretch incentive awards have been established as follows (shown as a percentage of the participant’s base salary):

Name
Incentive At Nominal
Incentive At Target
Incentive At Stretch
CEO
80%
160%
320%
CFO
50%
100%
200%
Other SVP/VPs
40%
80%
160%
Special Participants
TBD
TBD
TBD

    
5.
Metrics: The performance metrics for FY19 are as follows:

Metric
Nominal
Target
Stretch
Corporate Revenue ($M)
REDACTED
REDACTED
REDACTED
Corporate Operating Income ($M)1
REDACTED
REDACTED
REDACTED
1 Non-GAAP operating income dollars after incentive

Performance periods are annual. The individual metrics above are for normal operations and any changes or adjustments to the performance metrics (or metric weightings) to take account of extraordinary, unusual, or special items (e.g., restructurings, acquisitions and/or dispositions) will be made in the sole discretion of the Compensation Committee.

Metrics will be weighted based on corporate performance for FY19 as follows:

 
Corporate
 
Revenue
OI$
All Executives
50%
50%






6.
How the Plan Works: Upon completion of the Fiscal Year, the Chief Executive Officer will provide the Compensation Committee with recommendations for incentive award payments to the named participants of the plan. The Committee will review the recommendations and approve the actual amount to be paid to each participant. The Committee will rely upon the CEO for the appropriate distribution of the authorized incentive pool. All incentive award payments under the FY19 Plan, if earned, will be paid by March 15th of the calendar year following the end of the fiscal year in which the performance occurs.


7.
Administration: Actual performance between the Nominal and Target metrics will be paid on a linear sliding scale beginning at the Nominal percentage and moving up to the Target percentage. The same linear scale will apply for performance between Target and Stretch metrics. In order to fund the incentive plans and insure the overall Company’s financial performance, the following terms apply.

No incentive award will be paid unless the Company meets its threshold operating income goal (in dollars) after accounting for any incentive award payments.

Incentive payments will be processed in a timely manner at the completion of the performance period. Skyworks’ CEO, subject to approval by the Compensation Committee, retains discretion to award below nominal or above Stretch and to modify all individual incentive payments to ensure equitable distribution of incentives; such modifications may include, but are not limited to, the delivery of equity or similar instruments in lieu of cash payments.

Any payout shall be conditioned upon the Participant’s employment by the Company on the date of payment; provided, however, that the Compensation Committee may make exceptions to this requirement, in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, in the case of a participant’s termination of employment, retirement, death or disability.

Any payments made under this Plan will be subject to the provisions of the compensation clawback policy that Skyworks implements to comply with applicable law following the SEC’s adoption of final rules related to compensation clawback policies as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


8.
Taxes: All awards are subject to federal, state, local and social security taxes. Payments under this Plan will not affect the base salary, which is used as the basis for Skyworks’ benefits program.



Exhibit


EXHIBIT 31.1

CERTIFICATION OF THE CEO PURSUANT TO SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT RULES 13a-14(a) OR 15d-14(a) AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, Liam K. Griffin, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Skyworks Solutions, Inc.;
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)
designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)
designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c)
evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d)
disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a)
all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b)
any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date:
February 5, 2019
 
 
 
 /s/ Liam K. Griffin
 
Liam K. Griffin
 
President and Chief Executive Officer



Exhibit


EXHIBIT 31.2

CERTIFICATION OF THE CFO PURSUANT TO SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT RULES 13a-14(a) OR 15d-14(a) AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, Kris Sennesael, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Skyworks Solutions, Inc.;
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)
designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)
designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c)
evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d)
disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a)
all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b)
any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date:
February 5, 2019
 
 
 
 /s/ Kris Sennesael
 
Kris Sennesael
 
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit


EXHIBIT 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the quarterly report of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 28, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Liam K. Griffin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1)
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2)
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

 /s/ Liam K. Griffin
Liam K. Griffin 
President and Chief Executive Officer
February 5, 2019



Exhibit


EXHIBIT 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the quarterly report of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 28, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Kris Sennesael, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1)
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2)
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

 /s/ Kris Sennesael
Kris Sennesael
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
February 5, 2019