CEVA, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

- All time-high revenues of $16.2 million, up 15% year-over-year

- Royalty revenue of $7.6 million, up 42% year-over-year

- Quarterly record of 27 million CEVA-powered LTE devices shipped

- GAAP and non-GAAP EPS growth of 433% and 83% year-over-year

Nov 02, 2015, 07:00 ET from CEVA, Inc.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of DSP and IP platforms for cellular, multimedia and connectivity, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $16.2 million, an increase of 15% compared to $14.1 million for the third quarter of 2014. Licensing and related revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $8.6 million, a slight decrease of 1% compared to $8.7 million reported for the third quarter of 2014. Royalty revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $7.6 million, an increase of 42% compared to $5.4 million reported for the third quarter of 2014.

Gideon Wertheizer, Chief Executive Officer, stated: "Our outstanding third quarter financial performance delivered record high revenues for the Company. This milestone achievement is a direct consequence of our LTE market share gain strategy and the continued expansion of our licensee base into new and lucrative markets. CEVA has evolved into a diversified company with strong competencies to leverage the major opportunities existing in an increasingly smart and connected world."

U.S. GAAP net income and diluted net income per share for the third quarter of 2015 were $3.3 million and $0.16, respectively, representing an increase of 404% and 433%, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share for the third quarter of 2015 were $4.7 million and $0.22, respectively, representing an increase of 98% and 83%, respectively, over the $2.4 million and $0.12 reported for the third quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2015 excluded: (a) equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $1.2 million, and (b) the impact of the amortization of acquired intangibles, net of taxes, of $0.2 million associated with the acquisition of RiveraWaves. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2014 excluded: (a) equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $1.0 million, (b) the impact of the amortization of acquired intangibles, net of taxes, of $0.2 million associated with the acquisition of RiveraWaves, (c) a loss of approximately $0.4 million from the sale of our minority equity holdings in Antcor, which was sold to u-blox during the quarter, and (d) $0.1 million of costs associated with the RivieraWaves acquisition.

During the third quarter of 2015, the Company concluded eight new license agreements. Three of the agreements were for CEVA DSP cores, platforms and software, and five were for CEVA connectivity IPs. Target end products include: smartphones, tablets, small cell base stations and varieties of connected devices. Geographically, three deals were signed in the US, one was in Europe and four were in Asia.

Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "We are delighted with our overall performance for the third quarter, producing all-time high revenues, which yielded our strongest GAAP and non-GAAP results in more than three years. Significantly, LTE shipments increased to a record twenty seven million units, driving royalty revenue growth of 42% year-over-year. We continued to buy back our shares during the quarter, repurchasing approximately 159,000 shares of CEVA common stock for an aggregate consideration of $2.8 million. At the end of the quarter, our cash balance, marketable securities and bank deposits totaled approximately $129 million."

CEVA Conference Call On November 2, 2015, CEVA management will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company's operating performance for the quarter.

The conference call will be available via the following dial in numbers:

  • U.S. Participants: Dial 1-866-364-3869 (Access Code: CEVA)
  • International Participants: Dial +1-412-902-4215 (Access Code: CEVA)

The conference call will also be available live via the Internet at the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/984/10882. Please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing 1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 (access code: 10073703) from one hour after the end of the call until 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) on November 15, 2015. The replay will also be available at CEVA's web site www.ceva-dsp.com.

About CEVA, Inc. CEVA is the leading licensor of cellular, multimedia and connectivity technologies to semiconductor companies and OEMs serving the mobile, consumer, automotive and IoT markets. Our DSP IP portfolio includes comprehensive platforms for multimode 2G/3G/LTE/LTE-A baseband processing in terminals and infrastructure, computer vision and computational photography for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). One in every three phones sold worldwide is powered by CEVA, from many of the world's leading OEMs including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Coolpad, ZTE, Micromax and Meizu. Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that if they materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of CEVA to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. Forward-looking statements include Mr. Wertheizer's statement that CEVA has evolved into a diversified company with full capacity to leverage major opportunities existing in an increasingly smart and connected world. The risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the ability of the CEVA DSP cores and other technologies to continue to be strong growth drivers for us; our success in penetrating new markets and maintaining our market position in existing markets; the ability of products incorporating our technologies to achieve market acceptance, the speed and extent of the expansion of the 3G and LTE networks, as well as the IoT space, the effect of intense industry competition and consolidation, global chip market trends, the possibility that markets for CEVA's technologies may not develop as expected or that products incorporating our technologies do not achieve market acceptance; our ability to timely and successfully develop and introduce new technologies; and general market conditions and other risks relating to our business, including, but not limited to, those that are described from time to time in our SEC filings. CEVA assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME – U.S. GAAP

U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data

Quarter ended

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Unaudited

Unaudited

Unaudited

Unaudited

Revenues:

Licensing and related revenues

$ 8,600

$ 8,728

$ 24,108

$ 20,989

Royalties

7,635

5,370

19,320

15,998

Total revenues

16,235

14,098

43,428

36,987

Cost of revenues

1,281

1,255

4,016

3,737

Gross profit

14,954

12,843

39,412

33,250

Operating expenses:

Research and development, net

6,571

6,453

21,175

18,500

Sales and marketing

2,384

2,611

7,358

7,201

General and administrative

2,183

2,223

5,821

6,124

Amortization of intangible assets

325

326

974

326

Total operating expenses

11,463

11,613

35,328

32,151

Operating income

3,491

1,230

4,084

1,099

Financial and other income (loss), net

401

(338)

643

539

Income before taxes on income

3,892

892

4,727

1,638

Income taxes

583

236

764

523

Net income (loss)

3,309

656

3,963

1,115

Basic and diluted net income per share

$0.16

$0.03

$0.19

$0.05

Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of net income per share (in thousands):

Basic

20,448

20,355

20,477

20,761

Diluted

20,811

20,667

20,918

21,132

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Quarter ended

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Unaudited

Unaudited

Unaudited

Unaudited

GAAP net income

3,309

656

3,963

1,115

Equity-based compensation expense included in cost of revenue

34

45

111

159

Equity-based compensation expense included in research and development expenses

438

441

1,323

1,575

Equity-based compensation expense included in sales and marketing expenses

151

185

395

753

Equity-based compensation expense included in general and administrative expenses

496

451

966

1,496

costs associated with RivieraWaves acquisition

-

126

147

389

Amortization of intangible assets related to RivieraWaves transaction

325

326

974

326

Loss from realize of investment in Antcor

-

404

-

404

Income tax expense (benefit) related to equity-based compensation expenses

83

(120)

83

(324)

Income tax benefit related to RivieraWaves acquisition

(108)

(122)

(329)

(209)

Non-GAAP net income

4,728

2,392

7,633

5,684

GAAP weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted net income per share (in thousands)

20,811

20,667

20,918

21,132

Weighted-average number of shares related to outstanding options

264

_

212

_

Non-GAAP weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted net income per share (in thousands)

21,075

20,667

21,130

21,132

GAAP diluted net income per share

$0.16

$0.03

$0.19

$0.05

Equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes

$0.05

$0.05

$0.14

$0.18

Acquisition related costs

-

$0.00

-

$0.01

Amortization of intangible assets related to RivieraWaves transaction

$0.02

$0.02

$0.05

$0.02

Loss from realize of investment in other company associated with Antcor

-

$0.02

-

$0.02

Income tax benefit related to RivieraWaves acquisition

($0.01)

-

($0.02)

($0.01)

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$0.22

$0.12

$0.36

$0.27

CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

September 30,

December 31,

2015

2014 (*)

Unaudited

Unaudited

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 16,316

$ 16,166

Marketable securities and short term bank deposits

66,797

85,277

Trade receivables, net

9,137

8,347

Deferred tax assets

1,978

1,868

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,869

3,982

Total current assets

98,097

115,640

Long-term assets:

Long term bank deposits

46,282

28,424

Severance pay fund

7,212

7,011

Deferred tax assets

668

399

Property and equipment, net

2,994

2,605

Goodwill

46,612

46,612

Investment in other company

1,806

1,806

Other intangible assets

4,538

5,512

Total assets

$ 208,209

$ 208,009

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Trade payables

$ 875

$ 864

Deferred revenues

2,045

1,681

Accrued expenses and other payables

12,569

16,711

Taxes payable

462

739

Deferred tax liabilities

435

464

Total current liabilities

16,386

20,459

Long-term liabilities:

Accrued severance pay

7,471

7,096

Deferred tax liabilities

1,096

1,405

Total liabilities

24,953

28,960

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock:

20

20

Additional paid in-capital

212,333

209,426

Treasury stock

(53,452)

(54,708)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(325)

(436)

Retained earnings

24,680

24,747

Total stockholders' equity

183,256

179,049

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 208,209

$ 208,009

(*) Derived from audited financial statements

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