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Pixelworks Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2009-- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:PXLW)

  • 32% Sequential Revenue Growth
  • Proactive Cost Management
  • Positive Cash from Operations

Pixelworks, Inc., an innovative provider of powerful video and pixel processing technology, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Second quarter 2009 revenue was $14.2 million, in the middle of the range of management guidance. Revenue for the second quarter increased 32% sequentially from $10.8 million in the first quarter of 2009 and was down 32% from $20.8 million in the second quarter of 2008.

Second quarter 2009 GAAP gross profit margin was 47.7%, compared with 38.6% in the first quarter of 2009 and 50.5% in the second quarter of 2008. Second quarter 2009 non-GAAP gross profit margin was 52.0%, compared with 45.4% in the first quarter of 2009 and 54.0% in the second quarter of 2008. Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2009 were above the range of guidance provided by management, as a result of continued product cost reductions.

As a result of expense reduction measures implemented prior to and during the quarter and lower than anticipated expenses associated with development projects, second quarter 2009 operating expenses were lower than management’s original estimate on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. Second quarter 2009 GAAP operating expenses were $7.9 million, compared with $8.7 million in the first quarter of 2009 and $11.6 million in the second quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $7.7 million in the second quarter of 2009, down 7% from $8.3 million in the first quarter of 2009 and down 29% from $10.9 million in the second quarter of 2008.

On a GAAP basis, the Company recorded net income of $2.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2009, compared to net income of $5.9 million, or $0.44 per share in the first quarter of 2009 and net loss of $(1.3) million, or $(0.09) per share in the second quarter of 2008. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss was $(0.9) million, or $(0.07) per share in the second quarter of 2009, compared to net loss of $(2.0) million, or $(0.15) per share in the first quarter of 2009 and net loss of $(0.1) million, or $(0.00) per share in the second quarter of 2008.

Included in GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2009 was a net gain of $3.8 million realized on the repurchase of $17.8 million of the Company’s convertible subordinated debentures. In the first quarter of 2009, GAAP net income included a net gain of $9.0 million realized on the repurchase of $27.1 million of the Company’s convertible subordinated debentures. No such gains were included in the GAAP net loss recorded in the second quarter of 2008.

As a result of the 2009 debenture repurchases, the Company’s long-term debt balance has been reduced from $60.6 million at December 31, 2008 to $15.8 million at June 30, 2009. The Company’s total cash and marketable securities balance at June 30, 2009 was $28.2 million.

“In spite of a challenging economic environment, we saw strong Q2 results on a number of fronts,” said Bruce Walicek, President and CEO of Pixelworks. “We secured significant new design wins and had continued strong performance from new products, which again topped 20% of revenues, validating our strategy of investing in innovative products for markets that demand video quality. Additionally, during the quarter we continued to strengthen our balance sheet by retiring debt through bond repurchases. Going forward, we remain focused on continuing our momentum by delivering shareholder value with innovative new products, tight cost and expense management and consistent revenue growth.”

Business Outlook for Third Quarter 2009

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 June 30, 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 GAAP net loss per share in the third quarter of 2009 of ($0.06) to $(0.28) and to record non-GAAP net income (loss) per share of $0.02 to $(0.18), based on the following estimates:

  • Third quarter revenue of $15.0 million to $17.0 million;
  • Gross profit margin of approximately 40% to 46% on a GAAP basis and 45% to 50% on a non-GAAP basis; and
  • Operating expenses of $8.5 million to $9.5 million on a GAAP basis and $8.0 million to $9.0 million 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 866-831-6267 and using passcode 12797758. 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 July 28, 2009, and can be accessed by calling 888-286-8010 and using passcode 93119365.

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® and the Pixelworks logo® 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, other income and additional amortization of a non-cancelable prepaid royalty, 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 Third Quarter 2009” 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; 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 Six Months Ended
June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2009     2009   2008     2009   2008  
 
Revenue, net $ 14,213 $ 10,780 $ 20,793 $ 24,993 $ 44,769
Cost of revenue (1)   7,440     6,624     10,295     14,064     22,600  
Gross profit 6,773 4,156 10,498 10,929 22,169
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development (2) 4,532 4,776 7,193 9,308 13,915
Selling, general and administrative (3) 3,340 3,873 4,491 7,213 9,177
Restructuring 64 37 (158 ) 101 850
Amortization of acquired intangible assets   -     -     74     -     164  
Total operating expenses   7,936     8,686     11,600     16,622     24,106  
Loss from operations (1,163 ) (4,530 ) (1,102 ) (5,693 ) (1,937 )
 
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt, net 3,836 9,024 - 12,860 11,557
Interest expense (145 ) (251 ) (419 ) (396 ) (992 )
Interest income 75 98 553 173 1,536
Amortization of debt issuance costs (26 ) (61 ) (125 ) (87 ) (271 )
Other-than-temporary impairment of a marketable security - - - - (6,490 )
Other income   -     -     218     -     218  
Interest and other income, net   3,740     8,810     227     12,550     5,558  
Income (loss) before income taxes 2,577 4,280 (875 ) 6,857 3,621
 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   358     (1,617 )   375     (1,259 )   (1,262 )
 
Net income (loss) $ 2,219   $ 5,897   $ (1,250 ) $ 8,116   $ 4,883  
 
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ 0.17   $ 0.44   $ (0.09 ) $ 0.61   $ 0.33  
Diluted $ 0.16   $ 0.44   $ (0.09 ) $ 0.61   $ 0.33  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic   13,291     13,352     14,577     13,321     14,753  
Diluted   13,475     14,023     14,577     13,344     14,766  
 
       
(1 ) Includes:
Amortization of acquired developed technology $ 573 $ 617 $ 705 $ 1,190 $ 1,410
Additional amortization of non-cancelable prepaid royalty 50 68 - 118 -
Restructuring (4 ) 47 - 43 -
Stock-based compensation 3 7 20 10 38
(2 ) Includes stock-based compensation 108 118 449 226 898
(3 ) Includes stock-based compensation 105 252 313 357 738
PIXELWORKS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION *

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)
           
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2009   2009   2008   2009   2008  
Reconciliation of GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross profit
 
GAAP gross profit $ 6,773 $ 4,156 $ 10,498 $ 10,929 $ 22,169
 
Amortization of acquired developed technology 573 617 705 1,190 1,410
Additional amortization of non-cancelable prepaid royalty 50 68 - 118 -
Restructuring (4 ) 47 - 43 -
Stock-based compensation   3     7     20     10     38  
Total reconciling items included in cost of revenue   622     739     725     1,361     1,448  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 7,395   $ 4,895   $ 11,223   $ 12,290   $ 23,617  
 
Non-GAAP gross profit margin   52.0 %   45.4 %   54.0 %   49.2 %   52.8 %
 
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses
 
GAAP operating expenses $ 7,936 $ 8,686 $ 11,600 $ 16,622 $ 24,106
 
Reconciling item included in research and development:
Stock-based compensation 108 118 449 226 898
Reconciling item included in selling, general and administrative:
Stock-based compensation 105 252 313 357 738
Restructuring 64 37 (158 ) 101 850
Amortization of acquired intangible assets   -     -     74     -     164  
Total reconciling items included in operating expenses   277     407     678     684     2,650  
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 7,659   $ 8,279   $ 10,922   $ 15,938   $ 21,456  
 
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss)
 
GAAP net income (loss) $ 2,219 $ 5,897 $ (1,250 ) $ 8,116 $ 4,883
 
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt, net (3,836 ) (9,024 ) - (12,860 ) (11,557 )
Reconciling items included in cost of revenue 622 739 725 1,361 1,448
Reconciling items included in operating expenses 277 407 678 684 2,650
Other than temporary impairment of a marketable security - - - - 6,490
Other income - - (218 ) - (218 )
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments   (200 )   31     -     (169 )   -  
 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ (918 ) $ (1,950 ) $ (65 ) $ (2,868 ) $ 3,696  
 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - basic and diluted $ (0.07 ) $ (0.15 ) $ (0.00 ) $ (0.22 ) $ 0.25  
 
Non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic   13,291     13,352     14,577     13,321     14,753  
Diluted   13,291     13,352     14,577     13,321     14,766  
                 

* 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 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. 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)
     
June 30, December 31,
2009 2008
 
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,795 $ 53,149
Short-term marketable securities 6,848 8,058
Accounts receivable, net 5,146 6,149
Inventories, net 3,720 4,981
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   3,230   3,381
Total current assets 37,739 75,718
 
Long-term marketable securities 2,550 2,110
Property and equipment, net 5,070 5,187
Other assets, net 5,030 5,331
Acquired intangible assets, net   2,196   3,386
Total assets $ 52,585   91,732
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 4,489 $ 4,215
Accrued liabilities and current portion of long-term liabilities 7,458 9,419
Current portion of income taxes payable   216   137
Total current liabilities 12,163 13,771
 
Long-term liabilities, net of current portion 1,993 2,035
Income taxes payable, net of current portion 9,040 10,581
Long-term debt   15,779   60,634
Total liabilities 38,975 87,021
 
Shareholders' equity   13,610   4,711
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 52,585 $ 91,732

Source: Pixelworks, Inc.

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