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Pixelworks Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Revenue from Digital Projection Increases 39% Year-on-Year

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2017-- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of power efficient visual processing solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Third Quarter and Recent Highlights

  • Revenue of $18.8 million, included $2 million contribution from ViXS Systems
  • Initiated sampling of 4th generation Iris processor to targeted mobile OEMs
  • Streamlined organization expected to generate $4.0 million in annualized cost synergies beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017

For the third quarter 2017, revenue was $18.8 million, which included $2.0 million of revenue contribution from the ViXS video delivery business acquired in August. Revenue in the Company’s core digital projection business grew 39% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017. Revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was $20.7 million, which included $5.1 million of end-of-life (EOL) product revenue, and revenue was $13.7 million in the third quarter of 2016.

On a GAAP basis, gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2017 was 48.0%, compared to 54.1% in the second quarter of 2017 and 48.0% in the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter 2017 GAAP operating expenses were $13.4 million, compared to $9.2 million in the previous quarter and $7.5 million in the third quarter of 2016.

For the third quarter of 2017, GAAP net loss was $4.7 million, or ($0.14) per share, compared to GAAP net income of $1.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017 and GAAP net loss of $1.2 million, or ($0.04) per share, in the third quarter of 2016.

On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter 2017 gross profit margin was 54.9%, compared to 54.4% in the second quarter of 2017 and 48.6% in the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter 2017 operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis were $8.9 million, compared to $7.6 million in the previous quarter and $6.8 million in the third quarter of 2016.

For the third quarter of 2017, the Company recorded non-GAAP net income of $976,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017 and a non-GAAP net loss of $438,000, or ($0.02) per share, in the third quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2017 was a positive $2.3 million, compared to a positive $4.7 million in the previous quarter and a positive $670,000 in the third quarter of 2016.

President and CEO of Pixelworks, Todd DeBonis, commented, “Third quarter revenue was at the high-end of guidance, as we continued to achieve strong year-over-year growth in our core digital projection business. Combined with our ongoing diligent management of expenses, third quarter operating results exceeded our guidance range. During the quarter, we also realized the first revenue contribution from our acquisition of ViXS. Additionally, we took actions to further streamline the entire organization following our acquisition to eliminate redundant and non-strategic expenses, resulting in significant annualized savings. In the mobile market, we continued to ship Iris to our lead mobile customer and began sampling our fourth generation mobile display processor to key OEMs.

“The market continues to move in the direction of Pixelworks’ technology and offerings, as demand accelerates for enhanced picture quality, video-centric solutions, such as HDR. This favorable landscape has become readily apparent as part of our recent customer engagements for both the third and fourth generation of Iris, which we expect to ramp into meaningful volume production in mid-2018 in support of multiple new mobile OEM customers. In addition, we continue to expect the ViXS integration process to be completed by year-end, positioning the acquisition to be accretive in 2018 while also providing Pixelworks with significant revenue and operational synergies. We anticipate the adoption and ramp of both our mobile and OTA offerings will drive continued top-line growth and increased profitability.”

Business Outlook

Pixelworks’ expects revenue to be between $17.5 million and $18.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. Additional guidance will be provided as part of the earnings conference call.

Conference Call Information

Pixelworks will host a conference call today, November 7, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed by calling 877-359-9508 and using passcode 1594592. 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 approximately 30 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available through Tuesday, November 14, 2017, and can be accessed by calling 855-859-2056 and using passcode 1594592.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks creates, develops and markets high efficiency visual display processing and advanced video delivery solutions for the highest quality display and streaming applications. The Company enables worldwide manufacturers to provide leading edge consumer electronics and professional displays, as well as video delivery and streaming solutions. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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

Note: Pixelworks and the Pixelworks logo are registered trademarks of Pixelworks, Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings 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 amortization of deferred revenue fair value adjustment, inventory step-up and backlog amortization, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and integration related costs, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring expenses, fair value adjustment on convertible debt conversion option, and discount accretion on convertible debt fair value, which are all required under GAAP as well as the tax effect of the non-GAAP adjustments. The press release also makes reference to and reconciles GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA, which Pixelworks defines as GAAP net income (loss) before interest expense and other, net, income tax provision, depreciation and amortization, as well as the specific items listed above.

Pixelworks management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the business and establish its operational goals, review its operations on a period to period basis, for compensation evaluations, to measure performance, and for budgeting and resource allocation. Pixelworks management believes it is useful for the Company and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP information and non-GAAP financial measures to better assess the performance of Pixelworks’ continuing businesses and to evaluate Pixelworks’ future prospects. These non-GAAP measures, when reviewed together with the GAAP financial information, provide additional transparency and more complete information for comparison and analysis of operating performance and trends. These non-GAAP measures exclude certain items to facilitate management’s review of the comparability of our core operating results on a period to period basis.

In calculating the above non-GAAP results, management specifically adjusted for certain items related to the acquisition of ViXS Systems, Inc., including amortization of acquired intangible assets, amortization of inventory step up and deferred revenue both related to fair valuing the items, acquisition and integration related costs such as accounting and legal fees and CEO severance, restructuring expenses related to a reduction in workforce, accretion on convertible debt of ViXS and fair value adjustments on embedded derivative features of such convertible debt. Management considers these items as either limited in term or having no impact on Pixelworks’ cash flows, and therefore has excluded such items to better facilitate a review of current operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.

Because the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s 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 Pixelworks' website.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains 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. These statements may be identified by use of terms such as “begin,” “continue,” “will,” “expect”, “believe,” “anticipate” and similar terms or the negative of such terms, and include, without limitation,statements by Mr. DeBonis related to the acquisition of ViXS including expected synergies, the integration process and timing, and that the ViXS transaction will be accretive in 2018, as well as statements about the Company’s digital projection, mobile and OTA businesses, including market movement and demand, customer engagements, ramp of volume production and shipments, the business outlook for the remainder of 2017 and 2018, including revenue growth and profitability. 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: whether the Company will be able to implement the restructuring program as planned, whether the expected amount of the costs associated with the restructuring program will differ from or exceed the Company's estimates and whether the Company will be able to realize the full amount of estimated savings from the restructuring program or within the timeframe expected; our ability to execute on our strategy, including the integration of ViXS; 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; changes in the digital display and projection markets; seasonality in the consumer electronics market; our efforts to achieve profitability from operations; our limited financial resources and our ability to attract and retain key personnel. More information regarding potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements 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, 2016 as well as subsequent SEC filings.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak as of the date of this release, and the Company does 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,
  2017     2017     2016     2017     2016  
Revenue, net (1) $ 18,758 $ 20,721 $ 13,656 $ 62,189 $ 37,403
Cost of revenue (2)   9,747     9,520     7,099     29,585     20,839  
Gross profit 9,011 11,201 6,557 32,604 16,564
Operating expenses:
Research and development (3) 5,325 4,501 4,442 14,732 14,621
Selling, general and administrative (4) 6,583 4,660 3,072 15,382 10,117
Restructuring   1,481         3     1,481     2,608  
Total operating expenses   13,389     9,161     7,517     31,595     27,346  
Income (loss) from operations (4,378 ) 2,040 (960 ) 1,009 (10,782 )
Interest expense and other, net (5)   (528 )   (107 )   (99 )   (728 )   (305 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (4,906 ) 1,933 (1,059 ) 281 (11,087 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (200 )   669     183     902     357  
Net income (loss) $ (4,706 ) $ 1,264   $ (1,242 ) $ (621 ) $ (11,444 )
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ (0.14 ) $ 0.04   $ (0.04 )   (0.02 )   (0.41 )
Diluted $ (0.14 ) $ 0.04   $ (0.04 )   (0.02 )   (0.41 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic   32,552     29,766     28,313     30,545     28,139  
Diluted   32,552     31,974     28,313     30,545     28,139  
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(1) Includes amortization of deferred revenue fair value adjustment $ 25 $ $ $ 25 $
(2) Includes:
Inventory step-up and backlog amortization 1,016 1,016
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 199 199
Stock-based compensation 57 69 49 179 139
Restructuring 27 1,777
(3) Includes stock-based compensation 445 362 401 1,121 1,222
(4) Includes:
Acquisition and integration 1,611 730 2,505
Stock-based compensation 855 519 334 1,796 495
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 67 67
(5) Includes:
Fair value adjustment on convertible debt conversion option 122 122
Discount accretion on convertible debt fair value 72 72
 
 
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,
  2017     2017     2016     2017     2016  
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit
GAAP gross profit $ 9,011 $ 11,201 $ 6,557 $ 32,604 $ 16,564
Inventory step-up and backlog amortization 1,016 1,016
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 199 199
Stock-based compensation 57 69 49 179 139
Amortization of deferred revenue fair value adjustment 25 25
Restructuring           27         1,777  
Total reconciling items included in gross profit   1,297     69     76     1,419     1,916  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 10,308   $ 11,270   $ 6,633   $ 34,023   $ 18,480  
Non-GAAP gross profit margin   54.9 %   54.4 %   48.6 %   54.7 %   49.4 %
 
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses
GAAP operating expenses $ 13,389 $ 9,161 $ 7,517 $ 31,595 $ 27,346
Reconciling item included in research and development:
Stock-based compensation 445 362 401 1,121 1,222
Reconciling items included in selling, general and administrative:
Acquisition and integration 1,611 730 2,505
Stock-based compensation 855 519 334 1,796 495
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 67 67
Restructuring   1,481         3     1,481     2,608  
Total reconciling items included in operating expenses   4,459     1,611     738     6,970     4,325  
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 8,930   $ 7,550   $ 6,779   $ 24,625   $ 23,021  
 
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss)
GAAP net income (loss) $ (4,706 ) $ 1,264 $ (1,242 ) $ (621 ) $ (11,444 )
Reconciling items included in gross profit 1,297 69 76 1,419 1,916
Reconciling items included in operating expenses 4,459 1,611 738 6,970 4,325
Reconciling items included in interest expense and other, net 194 194
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments   (268 )   270     (10 )   157     (8 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 976   $ 3,214   $ (438 ) $ 8,119   $ (5,211 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ 0.03   $ 0.11   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.27   $ (0.19 )
Diluted $ 0.03   $ 0.10   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.25   $ (0.19 )
Non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic   32,552     29,766     28,313     30,545     28,139  
Diluted   34,656     31,974     28,313     32,632     28,139  

* Set forth above are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure disclosed by the company has limitations and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the reconciliations from GAAP to Non-GAAP actuals should be carefully evaluated. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this document for an explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.

 
 
PIXELWORKS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION *
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
September 30,     June 30,     September 30, September 30,     September 30,
  2017     2017   2016     2017     2016  
Reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA
GAAP net income (loss) $ (4,706 ) $ 1,264 $ (1,242 ) $ (621 ) $ (11,444 )
Acquisition and integration 1,611 730 2,505
Restructuring 1,481 30 1,481 4,385
Stock-based compensation 1,357 950 784 3,096 1,856
Inventory step-up and backlog amortization 1,016 1,016
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 266 266
Fair value adjustment on convertible debt conversion option 122 122
Discount accretion on convertible debt fair value 72 72
Amortization of deferred revenue fair value adjustment 25 25
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments   (268 )   270   (10 )   157     (8 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 976 $ 3,214 $ (438 ) $ 8,119 $ (5,211 )
EBITDA adjustments:
Depreciation and amortization $ 900 $ 975 $ 816 $ 2,714 $ 2,638
Interest expense and other, net 334 107 99 534 305
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes   68     399   193     745     365  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 2,278   $ 4,695 $ 670   $ 12,112   $ (1,903 )

* Set forth above are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure disclosed by the company has limitations and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the reconciliations from GAAP to Non-GAAP actuals should be carefully evaluated. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this document for an explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.

 
 
PIXELWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    September 30,     December 31,
2017 2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 26,329 $ 19,622
Accounts receivable, net 5,084 3,118
Inventories 5,058 2,803
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,191   736
Total current assets 38,662 26,279
Property and equipment, net 6,271 3,793
Other assets, net 1,111 785
Acquired intangible assets, net 6,414
Goodwill   18,021  
Total assets $ 70,479 $ 30,857
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,611 $ 1,734
Accrued liabilities and current portion of long-term liabilities 16,199 7,860
Current portion of income taxes payable   763   140
Total current liabilities 19,573 9,734
Long-term liabilities, net of current portion 2,227 194
Convertible debt 5,761
Income taxes payable, net of current portion   2,223   1,880
Total liabilities 29,784 11,808
Shareholders’ equity   40,695   19,049
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 70,479 $ 30,857

Source: Pixelworks, Inc.

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