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Pixelworks Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Results
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:PXLW):

  • New Products Driving Growth
  • 16% Sequential Quarterly Revenue Increase
  • $2.7 Million Cash Generated from Operations

Pixelworks, Inc., an innovative provider of powerful video and pixel processing technology, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009.

Fourth quarter 2009 revenue was $19.4 million, above the range of management guidance for the quarter. Revenue for the 2009 fourth quarter increased 16% sequentially from $16.7 million in the third quarter of 2009 and was up 2% from $18.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Fourth quarter 2009 GAAP gross profit margin was 46.6%, above the range of guidance for the quarter, compared with 43.9% in the third quarter of 2009 and 45.4% in the fourth quarter of 2008. Fourth quarter 2009 non-GAAP gross profit margin was 50.0%, at the high end of guidance for the quarter, compared with 47.7% in the third quarter of 2009 and 50.4% in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Fourth quarter 2009 GAAP operating expenses were $9.4 million, at the high end of guidance for the quarter, compared with $8.0 million in the third quarter of 2009 and $11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $9.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, above guidance for the quarter, compared with $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2009 and $10.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. The sequential increase in operating expenses in the 2009 fourth quarter reflects higher product development activity in the period, and the reinstatement of salaries which had been temporarily reduced in the second quarter of 2009.

On a GAAP basis, the Company recorded net loss of $(0.8) million, or $(0.06) per share in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to net loss of $(0.9) million, or $(0.07) per share in the third quarter of 2009 and net loss of $(5.1) million, or $(0.37) per share in the fourth quarter of 2008. GAAP net loss recorded in the fourth quarter of 2008 includes a $1.4 million charge for other than temporary impairment of a marketable security. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $0.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to net income of $0.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2009 and net loss of $(1.2) million, or $(0.08) per share in the fourth quarter of 2008.

As of December 31, 2009, the Company's total cash and marketable securities balance was $30.9 million, up $2.1 million from $28.8 million at September 30, 2009. Pixelworks generated positive cash flow from operations of approximately $2.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.

"2009 was a year of significant challenge and significant progress for Pixelworks," said Bruce Walicek, President and CEO of Pixelworks. "Despite a difficult macro-environment, we achieved important financial and development milestones and exited the year with significant momentum. Our focus on execution and operational efficiency enable us to enter 2010 with an array of exciting new products, bolstered by a streamlined expense base and a significantly strengthened balance sheet. Most importantly, we have reached the inflection point where new products are now driving our growth and the Company is positioned to take advantage of explosive growth opportunities in the digital video market."

Business Outlook for First Quarter 2010

The following statements are based on the Company's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These statements do not include the potential impact of any investments outside the ordinary course of business, mergers or acquisitions that may be completed after December 31, 2009 or other future events. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute a suggestion by the Company or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statements are material. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in this release will not be realized.

The Company expects to record the following in the first quarter of 2010:

  • Revenue of $17.5 million to $19.5 million;
  • Gross profit margin of approximately 44% to 49% on a GAAP basis and 48% to 52% on a non-GAAP basis;
  • Operating expenses of $9.0 million to $10.0 million on a GAAP basis and $8.5 million to $9.5 million on a non-GAAP basis; and
  • A benefit for income taxes of approximately $5.0 million to $5.5 million, or $0.35 to $0.39 per share, on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. This tax benefit reflects the anticipated reversal of previously recorded tax contingencies due to the expiration of the statutes of limitations.

Based on the above estimates, the Company expects first quarter 2010 net income per share of $0.18 to $0.42 on a GAAP basis, and $0.27 to $0.50 on a non-GAAP basis.

Conference Call Information

Pixelworks will host a conference call today at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed by calling 866-831-6272 and using passcode 49954634. A Web broadcast of the call can be accessed by visiting the Company's investor page at www.pixelworks.com. For those unable to listen to the live Web broadcast, it will be archived for 30 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available through midnight on February 4, 2010, and can be accessed by calling 888-286-8010 and using passcode 71181018.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is an innovative designer, developer and marketer of video and pixel processing technology, semiconductors and software for high-end digital video applications. At design centers in Shanghai and San Jose, Pixelworks engineers push pixel performance to new levels for leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and professional displays worldwide.

For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at www.pixelworks.com.

Note: Pixelworks(R) and the Pixelworks logo(R) are trademarks of Pixelworks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release makes reference to non-GAAP gross profit margins, non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP net income (loss), which exclude gains on the repurchase of long-term debt, other-than-temporary impairment of a marketable security, restructuring charges, acquisition-related items, stock-based compensation expense, additional amortization of a non-cancelable prepaid royalty and other income, all of which are required under GAAP. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide a meaningful perspective on the Company's operating results and underlying cash flow dynamics, but cautions investors to consider these measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, its consolidated financial results as presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is included in this earnings release which is available in the investor relations section of the Company's website.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains statements, including, without limitation, the statements in Bruce Walicek's quote and the "Business Outlook for First Quarter 2010" section above, that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the federal Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results could vary materially from those contained in forward looking statements due to many factors, including, without limitation: current global economic challenges; levels of inventory at distributors and customers; timely customer transition to new product designs; product mix; failure or difficulty in achieving design wins; our ability to deliver new products in a timely fashion; changes in the digital display and projection markets; changes in customer ordering patterns or lead times; competitive factors, such as rival chip architectures, introduction or traction by competing designs, or pricing pressures; seasonality in the consumer electronics market; our new product sales and yield rates; supply of products from third-party foundries; changes in estimated product costs; the success of our products in expanded markets; our efforts to achieve profitability from operations; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory and variations in inventory valuation; changes in the recoverability of intangible assets and long-lived assets; and our lower cash position as a result of our debt repurchases.More information regarding potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially is included from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and subsequent SEC filings.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak as of the date of this release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any such statements.

PIXELWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31, December 31,
2009 2009 2008 2009 2008
Revenue, net $ 19,368 $ 16,732 $ 18,916 $ 61,093 $ 85,164
Cost of revenue (1) 10,343 9,391 10,335 33,798 42,963
Gross profit 9,025 7,341 8,581 27,295 42,201
Operating expenses:
Research and development (2) 5,897 4,870 6,121 20,075 26,512
Selling, general and administrative (3) 3,521 3,011 4,355 13,745 17,945
Restructuring 30 104 618 235 1,589
Amortization of acquired intangible assets - - - - 164
Total operating expenses 9,448 7,985 11,094 34,055 46,210
Loss from operations (423 ) (644 ) (2,513 ) (6,760 ) (4,009 )
Interest expense (120 ) (124 ) (360 ) (640 ) (1,695 )
Interest income 16 53 161 242 2,102
Amortization of debt issuance costs (18 ) (19 ) (72 ) (124 ) (426 )
Gains on repurchase of long-term debt, net - - - 12,860 19,670

Other-than-temporary impairment of a marketable security

- - (1,400 ) - (7,890 )
Other income - - - - 218
Interest and other income (loss), net (122 ) (90 ) (1,671 ) 12,338 11,979
Income (loss) before income taxes (545 ) (734 ) (4,184 ) 5,578 7,970
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 226 156 940 (877 ) (8 )
Net income (loss) $ (771 ) $ (890 ) $ (5,124 ) $ 6,455 $ 7,978
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ (0.06 ) $ (0.07 ) $ (0.37 ) $ 0.48 $ 0.55
Diluted $ (0.06 ) $ (0.07 ) $ (0.37 ) $ 0.47 $ 0.55
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 13,321 13,307 13,716 13,318 14,399
Diluted 13,321 13,307 13,716 13,687 14,410
(1) Includes:
Amortization of acquired developed technology $ 573 $ 573 $ 705 $ 2,336 $ 2,820
Additional amortization of non-cancelable prepaid royalty 71 62 144 251 144
Stock-based compensation 6 4 12 20 58
Restructuring - - 91 43 91
(2) Includes stock-based compensation 139 99 175 464 1,250
(3) Includes stock-based compensation 91 92 233 540 1,198
PIXELWORKS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION *
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31, December 31,
2009 2009 2008 2009 2008
Reconciliation of GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross profit
GAAP gross profit $ 9,025 $ 7,341 $ 8,581 $ 27,295 $ 42,201
Amortization of acquired developed technology 573 573 705 2,336 2,820
Additional amortization of non-cancelable prepaid royalty 71 62 144 251 144
Stock-based compensation 6 4 12 20 58
Restructuring - - 91 43 91
Total reconciling items included in cost of revenue 650 639 952 2,650 3,113
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 9,675 $ 7,980 $ 9,533 $ 29,945 $ 45,314
Non-GAAP gross profit margin 50.0 % 47.7 % 50.4 % 49.0 % 53.2 %
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses
GAAP operating expenses $ 9,448 $ 7,985 $ 11,094 $ 34,055 $ 46,210
Reconciling item included in research and development:
Stock-based compensation 139 99 175 464 1,250
Reconciling item included in selling, general and administrative:
Stock-based compensation 91 92 233 540 1,198
Restructuring 30 104 618 235 1,589
Amortization of acquired intangible assets - - - - 164
Total reconciling items included in operating expenses 260 295 1,026 1,239 4,201
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 9,188 $ 7,690 $ 10,068 $ 32,816 $ 42,009
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss)
GAAP net income (loss) $ (771 ) $ (890 ) $ (5,124 ) $ 6,455 $ 7,978
Reconciling items included in cost of revenue 650 639 952 2,650 3,113
Reconciling items included in operating expenses 260 295 1,026 1,239 4,201
Other-than-temporary impairment of a marketable security - - 1,400 - 7,890
Gains on repurchase of long-term debt, net - - - (12,860 ) (19,670 )
Other income - - - - (218 )
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments 94 75 596 - -
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 233 $ 119 $ (1,150 ) $ (2,516 ) $ 3,294
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - basic and diluted $ 0.02 $ 0.01 $ (0.08 ) $ (0.19 ) $ 0.23
Non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 13,321 13,307 13,716 13,318 14,399
Diluted 14,010 13,916 13,716 13,318 14,410
* Our non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share differs from GAAP gross profit, GAAP operating expenses, GAAP net income (loss) and GAAP net income (loss) per share due to the exclusion of gains on the repurchase of long-term debt, other-than-temporary impairments of a marketable security, restructuring charges, acquisition-related items, stock-based compensation expense, additional amortization of a non-cancelable prepaid royalty and other income. Pixelworks' management believes the presentation of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share provides useful information to investors regarding Pixelworks' results of operations by allowing investors to better evaluate underlying cash flow dynamics. Pixelworks' management also uses each of these non-GAAP measures internally to better evaluate underlying cash flow dynamics. Pixelworks, however, cautions investors to consider these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, our GAAP financial measures.
PIXELWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
December 31, December 31,
2009 2008
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,797 $ 53,149
Short-term marketable securities 9,822 8,058
Accounts receivable, net 5,619 6,149
Inventories, net 6,158 4,981
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,265 3,381
Total current assets 41,661 75,718
Long-term marketable securities 3,240 2,110
Property and equipment, net 5,121 5,187
Other assets, net 5,006 5,331
Acquired intangible assets, net 1,050 3,386
Total assets $ 56,078 $ 91,732
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 7,680 $ 4,215
Accrued liabilities and current portion of long-term liabilities 8,513 9,419
Current portion of income taxes payable 109 137
Total current liabilities 16,302 13,771
Long-term liabilities, net of current portion 1,462 2,035
Income taxes payable, net of current portion 9,462 10,581
Long-term debt 15,779 60,634
Total liabilities 43,005 87,021
Shareholders' equity 13,073 4,711
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 56,078 $ 91,732

SOURCE: Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks, Inc.
Steven Moore, 408-200-9221
smoore@pixelworks.com