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Pixelworks Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:PXLW), an innovative provider of powerful video and pixel processing technology, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Third Quarter 2011 Highlights:

  • Revenue increased 10.8% sequentially to $17.4 million
  • Achieved second consecutive quarter of positive cash flow from operations
  • New product revenue was up 21.2% sequentially and 33.3% year over year
  • Ramped production volumes of the PA136 MotionEngine(R) Video Processor for advanced TV
  • Began sampling the new PA138 for 240Hz advanced TV
  • Further expanded design win momentum for the Topaz family of projector products

Third quarter 2011 revenue increased 10.8% sequentially to $17.4 million, compared to $15.7 million reported in the second quarter of 2011 and $18.0 million in the third quarter of 2010. The sequential increase was primarily driven by higher sales of new products and the continued ramping of advanced TV design wins secured in previous quarters.

On a GAAP basis, gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2011 was 48.6%, up from 47.3% in the second quarter of 2011 and 46.0% in the third quarter of 2010. Third quarter 2011 GAAP operating expenses were $9.6 million, compared with $9.2 million in the previous quarter and $9.3 million in the third quarter of 2010. For the third quarter of 2011, the Company recorded a GAAP net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.06 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $2.1 million, or $0.13 per share, in the second quarter of 2011 and GAAP net income of $7,000, or $0.00 per share, in the third quarter of 2010.

On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter 2011 gross profit margin was 49.4%, up from 48.3% in the second quarter of 2011 and 46.1% in the third quarter of 2010, driven by increased overhead absorption and a continued focus on product cost improvement. Third quarter 2011 operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis were $9.1 million, compared to $8.7 million in the previous quarter and $9.0 million in the third quarter of 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss in the third quarter of 2011 was $0.5 million, or $0.03 per share, compared with a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.09 per share, in the second quarter of 2011 and net income of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share, in the third quarter of 2010.

"I am pleased to report another quarter of sequential revenue growth and our second consecutive quarter of positive operating cash flow, driven by the achievement of record revenue for our new products which increased 33% year over year and 21% sequentially," said Bruce Walicek, President and CEO of Pixelworks. "We continued to gain momentum with our products for the advanced TV market, which grew 102% year over year, as we further increased our penetration at tier-one TV manufacturers."

Business Outlook for the Fourth Quarter of 2011

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. Please refer to our Safe Harbor Statement, below.

The Company's expectations for the fourth quarter of 2011 include:

  • Revenue to be between $17 million and $18 million;
  • Gross profit margin of approximately 46% to 48% on a GAAP basis and 47% to 49% on a non-GAAP basis; and
  • Operating expenses of $9.5 million to $10.5 million on a GAAP basis and $9.0 million to $10.0 million on a non-GAAP basis.

Conference Call Information

Pixelworks will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed by calling 800-299-0148 and using passcode 48502746. A Web broadcast of the call can be accessed by visiting the Company's investor page at http://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 Thursday, October 27, 2011, and can be accessed by calling 888-286-8010 and using passcode 84481284.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks, headquartered in San Jose, California, 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 http://www.pixelworks.com.

Note: Pixelworks and the Pixelworks logo are registered 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, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share which exclude restructuring charges, amortization of acquired developed technology, stock-based compensation expense, gain on sale of patents, gain on the sale of marketable securities and additional amortization of a non-cancelable prepaid royalty, all of which are required under GAAP.The press release also reconciles GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA which Pixelworks defines as GAAP net income before interest expense and other, net, income tax provision, depreciation and amortization, as well as the specific items listed above. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide a meaningful perspective on the Company's core 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 2011 Fourth Quarter" section above, that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements for purposes of this release, including any projections of revenue or other financial items or any statements regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations. Such statements are based on management's 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: our ability to deliver new products in a timely fashion; our new product yield rates; changes in estimated product costs; product mix; supply of products from third-party foundries; failure or difficulty in achieving design wins; timely customer transition to new product designs; competitive factors, such as rival chip architectures, introduction or traction by competing designs, or pricing pressures; the success of our products in expanded markets; current global economic challenges; levels of inventory at distributors and customers; changes in the digital display and projection markets; changes in customer ordering patterns or lead times; seasonality in the consumer electronics market; our efforts to achieve profitability from operations; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory and variations in inventory valuation; the outcome of any litigation related to our intellectual property rights; 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, 2010 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, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

PIXELWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2011 2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenue, net $ 17,391 $ 15,690 $ 18,027 $ 47,781 $ 55,384
Cost of revenue (1) 8,935 8,271 9,733 25,334 29,787
Gross profit 8,456 7,419 8,294 22,447 25,597
Operating expenses:
Research and development (2) 5,982 5,554 5,612 17,531 16,505
Selling, general and administrative (3) 3,641 3,657 3,685 11,132 11,435
Restructuring - - - - 94
Total operating expenses 9,623 9,211 9,297 28,663 28,034
Loss from operations (1,167 ) (1,792 ) (1,003 ) (6,216 ) (2,437 )
Interest expense and other, net (89 ) (140 ) (127 ) (395 ) (378 )
Gain on sale of patents - - - 1,600 -
Gain on sale of marketable securities - - 316 264 660
Total other income (expense), net (89 ) (140 ) 189 1,469 282
Loss before income taxes (1,256 ) (1,932 ) (814 ) (4,747 ) (2,155 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (173 ) 126 (821 ) (138 ) (5,749 )
Net income (loss) $ (1,083 ) $ (2,058 ) $ 7 $ (4,609 ) $ 3,594
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ (0.06 ) $ (0.13 ) $ 0.00 $ (0.29 ) $ 0.27
Diluted $ (0.06 ) $ (0.13 ) $ 0.00 $ (0.29 ) $ 0.25
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 17,905 15,839 13,465 15,787 13,417
Diluted 17,905 15,839 14,335 15,787 14,370

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(1) Includes:
Additional amortization of non-cancelable prepaid royalty $ 103 $ 132 $ - $ 321 $ 5
Stock-based compensation 34 32 17 93 41
Amortization of acquired developed technology - - - - 1,050

(2) Includes stock-based compensation

214 209 120 624 309
(3) Includes stock-based compensation 260 264 225 771 500
PIXELWORKS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION *
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2011 2011 2010 2011 2010
Reconciliation of GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross profit
GAAP gross profit $ 8,456 $ 7,419 $ 8,294 $ 22,447 $ 25,597
Additional amortization of non-cancelable prepaid royalty 103 132 - 321 5
Stock-based compensation 34 32 17 93 41
Amortization of acquired developed technology - - - - 1,050
Total reconciling items included in cost of revenue 137 164 17 414 1,096
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 8,593 $ 7,583 $ 8,311 $ 22,861 $ 26,693
Non-GAAP gross profit margin 49.4 % 48.3 % 46.1 % 47.8 % 48.2 %
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses
GAAP operating expenses $ 9,623 $ 9,211 $ 9,297 $ 28,663 $ 28,034
Reconciling item included in research and development:
Stock-based compensation 214 209 120 624 309
Reconciling item included in selling, general and administrative:
Stock-based compensation 260 264 225 771 500
Restructuring - - - - 94
Total reconciling items included in operating expenses 474 473 345 1,395 903
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 9,149 $ 8,738 $ 8,952 $ 27,268 $ 27,131
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss)
GAAP net income (loss) $ (1,083 ) $ (2,058 ) $ 7 $ (4,609 ) $ 3,594
Reconciling items included in cost of revenue 137 164 17 414 1,096
Reconciling items included in operating expenses 474 473 345 1,395 903
Gain on sale of patents - - - (1,600 ) -
Gain on sale of marketable securities - - (316 ) (264 ) (660 )
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments 2 (5 ) 119 (7 ) 37
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ (470 ) $ (1,426 ) $ 172 $ (4,671 ) $ 4,970
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ (0.03 ) $ (0.09 ) $ 0.01 $ (0.30 ) $ 0.37
Diluted $ (0.03 ) $ (0.09 ) $ 0.01 $ (0.30 ) $ 0.35
Non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 17,905 15,839 13,465 15,787 13,417
Diluted 17,905 15,839 14,335 15,787 14,370

* 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 gain on the sale of patents, gain on the sale of marketable securities, restructuring charges, amortization of acquired developed technology, stock-based compensation expense and additional amortization of a non-cancelable prepaid royalty. 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.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION *

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2011 2011 2010 2011 2010
Reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA
GAAP net income (loss) $ (1,083 ) $ (2,058 ) $ 7 $ (4,609 ) $ 3,594
Stock-based compensation 508 505 362 1,488 850
Additional amortization of non-cancelable prepaid royalty 103 132 - 321 5
Gain on sale of patents - - - (1,600 ) -
Gain on sale of marketable securities - - (316 ) (264 ) (660 )
Amortization of acquired developed technology - - - - 1,050
Restructuring - - - - 94
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments 2 (5 ) 119 (7 ) 37
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ (470 ) $ (1,426 ) $ 172 $ (4,671 ) $ 4,970
EBITDA adjustments:
Depreciation and amortization $ 1,290 $ 1,256 $ 1,134 $ 3,800 $ 3,328
Interest expense and other, net 89 140 127 395 378
Non-GAAP Provision (benefit) for income taxes (175 ) 131 (940 ) (131 ) (5,786 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 734 $ 101 $ 493 $ (607 ) $ 2,890

* Adjusted EBITDA differs from GAAP net income (loss) per share due to the exclusion of gain on the sale of patents, gain on the sale of marketable securities, restructuring charges, amortization of acquired developed technology, stock-based compensation expense, additional amortization of a non-cancelable prepaid royalty, interest expense and other, net, income tax provision (benefit), depreciation and amortization. Pixelworks' management believes the presentation of adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors regarding Pixelworks' results of operations by allowing investors to better evaluate underlying cash flow dynamics and core operating results and are used by Pixelworks' management for these purposes. 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)
September 30,

2011

December 31,

2010

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,017 $ 16,872
Short-term marketable securities - 12,366
Accounts receivable, net 4,357 4,487
Inventories, net 4,683 4,858
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,149 2,337
Total current assets 28,206 40,920
Long-term marketable securities - 603
Property and equipment, net 7,585 5,830
Other assets, net 3,265 5,061
Total assets $ 39,056 $ 52,414
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 5,629 $ 4,804
Accrued liabilities and current portion of long-term liabilities 8,545 8,983
Current portion of income taxes payable 97 282
Short-term line of credit - 3,000
Debentures currently payable - 15,779
Total current liabilities 14,271 32,848
Long-term liabilities, net of current portion 2,580 2,061
Income taxes payable, net of current portion 2,987 3,574
Total liabilities 19,838 38,483
Shareholders' equity 19,218 13,931
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 39,056 $ 52,414

SOURCE: Pixelworks, Inc.

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Steven Moore, +1-408-200-9221
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