STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.
Fourth quarter net revenues totaled $1.83 billion, gross margin was 33.8%, and net income per share was $0.05. For the full year 2014, net revenues totaled $7.40 billion, gross margin was 33.7%, and net income per share was $0.14.
“Overall, 2014 was a year in which we made significant steps forward,” commented Carlo Bozotti, STMicroelectronics President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Thanks to the talent and product leadership drive of our employees, we have built a more focused, market-driven portfolio of sense, power, automotive products and embedded processing solutions. New flagship products during this past year included our 32-bit microcontrollers for general purpose and automotive applications, MEMS microphones, touch-screen controllers, ultra-HD products for set-top box and low voltage power MOSFETs and IGBTs. On a year-over-year basis, revenues in 2014 for the Microcontrollers and Automotive Groups increased by 10% and 8% respectively, with the Industrial & Power Discrete Group growing as well.
“We captured numerous key design wins for new products and functionality at existing customers. We also enlarged our customer base, through an expansion of market reach and our ability to seize opportunities for application diversification, including the Internet of Things. Our customer base expansion was demonstrated by the strong performance from distribution that grew to 31% of revenues in 2014 from 26% in 2013.
“ST is making solid progress on key performance and financial metrics. We met our operating expense target levels earlier than planned, achieved a significant turnaround in operating income, net income and cash flow, improved gross margin and operating margin and maintained our financial flexibility.”