TechFaith Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

            TechFaith Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results  PR Newswire  BEIJING, May 20, 2014  BEIJING, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  For the first quarter of 2014, TechFaith reported net revenue of US$26.2 million compared to US$31.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and US$28.2 million in the first quarter of 2013. Revenue remained stable in the Company's the Original Developed Product or ODP business, which was offset by declines in the Company's gaming business, and seasonality led declines in the Company's brand name phone business. Revenue in the first quarter of 2014, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, derived from the Company's ODP business, gaming and brand name phone sales, decreased by 1.4%, decreased by 94.5% and decreased by 49.9%, respectively.  Gross profit for the first quarter of 2014 was US$1.9 million compared to US$4.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and US$4.6 million in the first quarter of 2013 primarily reflecting the adverse impact of the lower revenue level and business mix. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2014 was 7.4% compared to 12.9% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 16.2% in the first quarter of 2013. Net loss attributed to TechFaith for the first quarter of 2014 was US$2.9 million or US$0.05 loss per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS, compared to net loss of US$2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 or US$0.04 loss per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS and net income of US$0.3 million in the first quarter of 2013 or US$0.01 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS.  Miss Ouyang Yuping, TechFaith's Chief Financial Officer, said, "Revenue in the first quarter was affected by our ongoing strategic shift in our gaming business and the industry-wide impact of seasonality on the smart phone and branded phone markets.We expect the situation to remain challenged as the second quarter is normally a softer period for the industry.Importantly, we continue to carefully manage our operating costs and discretionary spending, while maintaining a strong balance sheet to support the Company's long-term health. We reduced operating expenses by an additional US$2.5 million, or 28.0%, compared to the fourth of 2013.Our cash and cash equivalents was US$258.5 million at the end of first quarter 2014."  Mr. Deyou Dong, President and Chief Operating Officer of TechFaith, said, "The impact from seasonality was magnified by continued higher competition and higher costs. Our focus remains on sustaining our core product programs, supporting customers with new tailored mobile devices and exploring new market segments in which we can leverage our design expertise and global reach. One example is in smart devices, where our sales increased by 260% compared to the previous quarter.While this is growing off a small base, it exemplifies the potential opportunities we are building on."  Mr. Defu Dong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TechFaith, said, "While the first quarter remained challenging, we nonetheless worked hard to lessen the impact of seasonality, mix and the ongoing strategic shift in our gaming business.Our core business remains challenged and stressed but there is still a far greater asset value we have created than that reflected in the Company's share price.Our goal remains to build upon our strength in the niche and branded mobile segments.We have seen several applications that while in their infancy have considerable potential.For example, there has been great interest from both consumers and developers in the wearable segment. This is particularly exciting for us as we can leverage our extensive development assets, including in ruggedized and tailored products.We are working with customers on a variety of potential devices, spanning the health and healthcare markets to fitness and outdoors.Separately, we remain on track in the development of our High-Tech Park Campus."  Second Quarter of 2014 Outlook  The forecast below is TechFaith's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change. TechFaith currently expects total revenues for the second quarter of 2014 to be in the range of US$22million to US$26 million.  Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details  TechFaith will hold a conference call on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Beijing), using dial-in +1-617-597-5447 or +1-877-299-4454. The conference call passcode is 86473556. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on TechFaith's website at www.techfaithwireless.com.  A replay of the call will be available approximately 2 hours after the conclusion of the live call by telephone at +1-617-801-6888, with passcode 12659131. A webcast replay will also be available at www.techfaithwireless.com  About TechFaith  TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) has three primary businesses. The Company is a leading global mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market (previously called the ODP (Original Developed Product) business). The Company is a leading developer of specialized mobile phones for differentiated market segments, including the rapidly growing smartphone market targeting wireless mobile phone network operators and end users; the Company also serves sports enthusiasts with a tailored line under the Jungle brand and the teen market under licensed brands. Under the Company's 17FOX brand (previously "17VEE"), the Company has built a leading intellectual property based motion gaming business ranging from Bluetooth-enabled motion gaming controllers and software to a planned proprietary set-top motion game box. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.  Safe Harbor Statement  This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident," "outlook" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and strategic and operational plans of TechFaith and management quotations contain forward-looking statements. TechFaith may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about TechFaith's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risks outlined in TechFaith's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. TechFaith does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.      CHINA TECHFAITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (In Thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share and per share/ADS data and unless otherwise stated)                                    Three Months Ended       ThreeMonthsEnded                                    March 31                 December 31                                    2014        2013         2013 Revenues: ODP                                $23,338     $14,532      $23,680 Brand name phone sales             2,712       10,301       5,414 Game                               117         3,402        2,112 Total net revenues                 $26,167     $28,235      $31,206 Cost of revenues: ODP                                $21,719     $13,157      $20,493 Brand name phone sales             2,492       7,878        4,698 Game                               26          2,639        1,992 Total cost of revenues             $24,237     $23,674      $27,183 Gross Profit                       $1,930      $4,561       $4,023 Operating expenses: General and administrative         $2,104      $1,747       $1,660 Research and development           1,799       1,845        2,222 Selling and marketing              2,420       647          547 Impairment of long-lived assets    -           -            3,110 Impairment of goodwill             -           -            1,242 Total operating expenses           $6,323      $4,239       $8,781 Government subsidy income          -           19           84 Other operating income             612         284          960 (Loss) income from operations      $(3,781)    $625         $(3,714) Interest expenses                  (130)       -            (78) Interest income                    443         523          462 Other (expense) income             (1)         -            229 Change in fair value of put option (60)        (30)         (30) (Loss) income before income taxes  $(3,529)    $1,118       $(3,131) Income tax (expenses) benefits     (32)        (754)        891 Net (loss) income                  $(3,561)    $364         $(2,240) Less: net (loss) income attributable to the noncontrolling (668)       58           (176) interest Net (loss) income attributable to  $(2,893)    $306         $(2,064) TechFaith Net (loss) income attributable to TechFaith per share  Basic                            $(0.00)     $0.00        $(0.00)  Diluted                          $(0.00)     $0.00        $(0.00) Net (loss) income attribute to TechFaith per ADS  Basic                            $(0.05)     $0.01        $(0.04)  Diluted                          $(0.05)     $0.01        $(0.04) Net (loss) income                  $(3,561)    $364         $(2,240) Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax Foreign currency translation       (9,529)     1,032        3,908 adjustment Comprehensive (loss) income        (13,090)    1,396        1,668 Less: Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling     (1,545)     143          192 interest Comprehensive (loss) income        $(11,545)   $1,253       $1,476 attributable to TechFaith Weighted average shares outstanding  Basic                            794,003,193 794,003,193  794,003,193  Diluted                          794,003,193 794,003,193  794,003,193      CHINA TECHFAITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In Thousands of U.S. Dollars)                                             March31,2014  December31,2013 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents                   $258,507        $265,649 Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $605 and $543 as of March 31, 2014 and      15,613          17,100 December 31, 2013, respectively Notes receivable                            41              58 Inventories, net                            13,461          13,576 Prepaid expenses and other current assets   10,277          10,436 Total current assets                        $297,899        $306,819 Property, plant and equipment, net          $96,519         $94,282 Land use rights, net                        10,393          10,729 Acquired intangible assets, net             3,653           2,798 Total assets                                $408,464        $414,628 Liabilities and shareholders' equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China   11,845          14,247 Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil and $nil as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Short-term loan (including short-term loan of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith  15,350          15,350 Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil and $nil as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Accrued expenses and other current liabilities(including accrued expenses and other current liabilities of the consolidated variable interest entity       25,991          21,302 without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $184 and $189 as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Advance from customers(including advance from customers of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China   8,976           9,525 Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil and $nil as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Deferred revenue(including deferred revenue of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith  3,927           3,854 Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil and $nil as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Income tax payable (including income tax payable of consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith  190             254 Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $22 and $22 as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Put option liability (including income tax payable of consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith  1,890           1,830 Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil and $nil as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Total current liabilities                   $68,169         $66,362 Long-term loan (including income tax payable of consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith  5,116           290 Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil and $nil as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Total liabilities                           $73,285         $66,652 Shareholders' equity Ordinary shares of par value $0.00002: (50,000,000,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding, 794,003,193  $16             $16 and 794,003,193 as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively) Additional paid-in capital                  144,376         144,083 Accumulated other comprehensive income      47,189          55,841 Statutory reserve                           23,730          23,730 Retained earnings                           87,516          90,409 Total Techfaith shareholders' equity        $302,827        $314,079 Noncontrolling interest                     $32,352         $33,897 Total shareholders' equity                  $335,179        $347,976 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $408,464        $414,628    SOURCE China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited  Website: http://www.techfaithwireless.com Contact: In China: Jay Ji of China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, +86-10-5822-8390, ir@techfaith.cn; In the U.S.: David Pasquale of Global IR Partners, +1 914-337-8801, cntf@globalirpartners.com  
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