CEVA, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
CEVA, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Strong licensing driven by demand for baseband and multimedia DSPs in mass market smartphones PR Newswire MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2012 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $15.1 million, flat compared to $15.1 million for the first quarter of 2011. Licensing revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $5.1 million, flat compared to $5.1 million reported for the same quarter a year ago. Royalty revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $9.1 million compared to $9.2 million reported for the first quarter of 2011. Revenue from services for the first quarter of 2012 was $0.9 million, an increase of 21% compared to $0.7 million reported for the first quarter of 2011. Gideon Wertheizer, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Driven by strong licensing activities, we generated revenue and earnings results at the high-end of our expectations. We are particularly happy to augment our already strong customer base in baseband with new licensees who will use our DSPs for advanced audio processing in smartphones." U.S. GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $4.9 million, an increase of 4% over $4.7 million reported for the same period in 2011. U.S. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2012 was $0.20, an increase of 5% compared to $0.19 for the first quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2012 was $5.9 million and $0.24, respectively, representing an increase of 6% and 4%, respectively, over the $5.5 million and $0.23 reported for the first quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2012 and 2011 excluded an aggregate equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $1.1 million and $0.9 million, respectively. During the first quarter of 2012, the Company concluded eight new license agreements. Six agreements were for CEVA DSP cores, platforms and software, and two agreements were for CEVA SATA/SAS product lines. Target applications for customer deployment are 3G and 4G basebands, audio and voice processing for mass market smartphones and SSD drives. Geographically, three of the agreements signed were in the U.S., four were in Asia and one was in Europe. Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer stated, "Our first quarter financial performance demonstrates our consistent execution in growing our customer base and diversifying our revenue sources. During the first quarter, we bought back approximately 400,000 shares of our common stock for an aggregate consideration of approximately $9.5 million. The recent buyback activity demonstrates our confidence in CEVA's strong fundamentals. At the end of the quarter, our cash balance, marketable securities and bank deposits totaled $163 million." CEVA Conference Call On May 2, 2012, CEVA management will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the operating performance for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. The conference call will be available via the following dial in numbers: o U.S. Participants: Dial 1-800-860-2442 (Access Code: CEVA) o International Participants: Dial +1-412-858-4600 (Access Code: CEVA) The conference call will also be available live via the Internet at the following link: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=86152. Please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 (access code:10012367) from one hour after the end of the call until 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on May 10, 2012. The replay will also be available at CEVA's web site www.ceva-dsp.com. About CEVA, Inc. CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (HD video, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices and powers handsets from every top handset OEM, including HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at www.twitter.com/cevadsp. Forward Looking Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that if they materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of CEVA to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. Forward-looking statements include Mr. Wertheizer's statements about CEVA's prospects with new licensees of its DSPs, and Mr. Arieli's statements about CEVA's strong fundamentals. The risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the ability of the CEVA DSP cores and other technologies to continue to be strong growth drivers for us; our success in penetrating new markets and maintaining our market position in existing markets; the ability of products incorporating our technologies to achieve market acceptance, the effect of intense industry competition and consolidation, global chip market trends, the possibility that markets for our technologies may not develop as expected or that products incorporating our technologies do not achieve market acceptance; our ability to timely and successfully develop and introduce new technologies; and general market conditions and other risks relating to our business, including, but not limited to, those that are described from time to time in our SEC filings. CEVA assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates. CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME – U.S. GAAP (U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share data) Quarter ended March 31, 2012 2011 Unaudited Unaudited Revenues: Licensing $ 5,116 $ 5,108 Royalties 9,106 9,206 Other revenues 890 738 Total revenues 15,112 15,052 Cost of revenues 870 948 Gross profit 14,242 14,104 Operating expenses: Research and development, net 5,486 5,250 Sales and marketing 2,289 2,224 General and administrative 1,869 1,754 Total operating expenses 9,644 9,228 Operating income 4,598 4,876 Financial income, net 948 545 Income before taxes on income 5,546 5,421 Income tax expenses 689 770 Net income $ 4,857 $ 4,651 Basic net income per share $0.21 $0.20 Diluted net income per share $0.20 $0.19 Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of net income per share (in thousands): Basic 23,507 22,692 Diluted 24,239 23,888 Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) Quarter ended March 31, 2012 2011 Unaudited Unaudited GAAP net income 4,857 $ 4,651 Equity-based compensation expense included in cost of 51 49 revenues Equity-based compensation expense included in research and 465 378 development expenses Equity-based compensation expense included in sales and 239 201 marketing expenses Equity-based compensation expense included in general and 490 326 administrative expenses Deferred tax related to equity-based compensation expenses (124) (84) Taxes on Income (1) (102) -- Non-GAAP net income $ 5,876 $ 5,521 (1) Results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 include the utilization of expenses on a previously booked capital gain GAAP weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation 24,239 23,888 of diluted net income per share (in thousands) Weighted-average number of shares related to outstanding 6 31 options Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted net income per share excluding equity-based compensation 24,245 23,919 expense (in thousands) GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.20 $ 0.19 Equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes $ 0.04 $ 0.04 Non GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.24 $ 0.23 CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (U.S. Dollars in thousands) March 31, December 31, 2012 2011 Unaudited Audited ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,322 $ 14,954 Marketable securities and short term bank 131,331 124,458 deposits Trade receivables, net 5,479 5,116 Deferred tax assets 1,703 2,248 Prepaid expenses and other accounts 2,819 2,320 receivables Total current assets 147,654 149,096 Long-term investments: Long term bank deposits 25,252 25,106 Severance pay fund 5,802 5,473 Deferred tax assets 1,147 832 Property and equipment, net 1,193 1,235 Goodwill 36,498 36,498 Investment in other company 900 900 Total assets $ 218,446 $ 219,140 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Trade payables $ 831 $ 580 Deferred revenues 602 1,074 Accrued expenses and other payables 11,313 10,669 Deferred tax liabilities 138 290 Total current liabilities 12,884 12,613 Accrued severance pay 5,957 5,607 Total liabilities 18,841 18,220 Stockholders' equity: Common stock: 23 24 Additional paid in-capital 194,285 191,945 Other comprehensive income (loss) 103 (901) Treasury stock (9,463) - Retained earnings 14,657 9,852 Total stockholders' equity 199,605 200,920 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 218,446 $ 219,140 SOURCE CEVA, Inc.