AnalogicTech Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2010

Oct 26, 2010, 16:05 ET from Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech,™ Nasdaq: AATI), an analog semiconductor company focused on powering innovative solutions in consumer electronics, computing, and communications markets, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010.

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Net revenue for the third quarter of 2010 was $25.0 million, a decrease of 4.4% over net revenue of $26.1 million for the third quarter of 2009 and a sequential increase of 7.9% from net revenue of $23.1 million for the second quarter of 2010.

In accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net loss for the third quarter of 2010 was $1.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.  Included in the results for the third quarter of 2010, the Company recorded a one-time tax benefit of $3.4 million as a result of a settlement with the IRS for the 2005 and 2006 tax years.  This compares to a GAAP net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.02 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2009, and a GAAP net loss of $3.9 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010.

On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the third quarter of 2010 was $2.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP net income of $0.8 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009 and a non-GAAP net loss of $2.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010.

Please refer to the tables below for a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures.

AnalogicTech reported gross margins of 43.5% for the third quarter of 2010, compared to 51.2% for the third quarter of 2009 and 45.5% for the second quarter of 2010.  Non-GAAP gross margin was 44.2% for the third quarter of 2010, compared to 51.7% for the third quarter of 2009 and 45.8% for the second quarter of 2010. The Company ended the quarter with $90.8 million in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments.

"Solid sales in our handset business in Korea and Taiwan drove the sequential revenue increase in the third quarter," stated Richard K. Williams, President, CEO and CTO of AnalogicTech. "We continued to make progress on our end market diversification strategy and experienced further traction with our products for LED backlit HDTVs.  In addition, customer concentration on a percentage basis declined significantly from the prior year.  Specifically, sales in Korea comprised less than 50% of total revenue for the quarter.

"As we have previously indicated, following a period of extensive investment in R&D we are returning our focus to profitability.  At the end of the third quarter, we reduced our headcount in the U.S. by approximately 15% and realigned several management functions.  Tightly managing expenses will continue to be a priority."

Business Outlook

The following statements are based upon management's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.  AnalogicTech undertakes no obligation to update these statements.

For the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2010, AnalogicTech estimates revenue in the range of $23 million to $25 million, and a net loss in the range of $0.09 to $0.07 per diluted share on a GAAP basis.  The fourth quarter 2010 estimates include pre-tax quarterly stock-based compensation expense of approximately $1.3 million.

Non-GAAP Reporting

In addition to GAAP reporting, AnalogicTech reports net loss, gross margin and net loss per diluted share on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP earnings information excludes certain items and their tax-related effects. AnalogicTech believes this non-GAAP earnings information provides meaningful insight into the Company's ongoing operational performance and has therefore chosen to provide this information to investors as an additional dimension of comparability to similar companies. AnalogicTech also uses this information internally to evaluate and manage company operations and to determine incentive compensation. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP net loss, gross margin and loss per diluted share is included in the tables below.

The non-GAAP information included in this press release is not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP information of other companies. Non-GAAP information should not be viewed as a substitute for, or superior to, net income or other data prepared in accordance with GAAP as measures of our profitability or liquidity. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions for which adjustments have been made.

Conference Call Details

The AnalogicTech third quarter 2010 teleconference and webcast is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.  To participate in the live call, analysts and investors should dial 877-941-4776 or 480-629-9762 at least ten minutes prior to the call. AnalogicTech will also offer a live and archived webcast of the conference call, accessible from the company's investor relations website at http://www.aati.com  in the "Webcasts" section.  A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available through November 1, 2010, by dialing 800-406-7325 and entering the passcode 4374771#. Callers outside the U.S. and Canada may access the replay by dialing 303-590-3030 and entering the passcode 4374771#.

About Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc.:

Advanced Analogic Technologies (AATI) develops advanced semiconductor system solutions that play a key role in the continuing evolution of feature-rich, energy efficient electronic devices. The company focuses on addressing the application-specific power management needs of consumer devices such as mobile handsets, digital cameras, and netbooks/notebooks, as well as devices in a broad range of industrial, medical and telecom applications. AATI also licenses device, process, package, and application-related technologies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, AATI has design centers in Santa Clara and Shanghai, and Asia-based operations and logistics. For more information, please visit www.analogictech.com. (AnalogicTech - F)

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements, including financial projections and forecasts, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause AnalogicTech's actual results to differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause AnalogicTech's results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements include customers' cancellation or modification of their orders; our failure to accurately forecast demand for our products; the loss of, or a significant reduction in orders from, any of our significant customers; consumer demand for cellular phones and other mobile consumer electronic devices; worldwide economic and political conditions, particularly in Asia; our ability to manage inventory levels, fluctuations in our operating results; our inability to develop and sell new products; defects in or failures of our products; the expense and uncertainty involved in our customer design-win efforts; the financial viability of the distributors of our products; fluctuations in our costs to manufacture our products; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, test, assemble and ship our products; our ability to retain and attract key personnel; our ability to compete with our competitors; and our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and not infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Other factors that may cause our actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and that may affect our prospects in general are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. AnalogicTech undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or changed assumptions or circumstances.

AnalogicTech and the AnalogicTech logo are trademarks of Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc.  All other brand and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

(in thousands)














Sep. 30,


Dec. 31,






2010


2009 (*)

ASSETS







CURRENT ASSETS







Cash and cash equivalents


$         30,160


$        36,120



Short-term investments


60,609


65,883




Total cash, cash equivalents and short term investments


90,769


102,003



Accounts receivable, net of allowances


15,250


9,348



Inventories


11,911


7,234



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


2,223


4,291




Total current assets


120,153


122,876


Property and equipment, net


4,676


4,607


Other assets


3,502


3,110


Deferred income taxes


291


318


Intangible assets, net


67


117


Goodwill



16,116


16,116









TOTAL ASSETS


$       144,805


$      147,144

















LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






CURRENT LIABILITIES







Accounts payable


$         13,716


$          6,614



Accrued liabilities


4,714


3,726



Income tax payable


107


114




Total current liabilities


18,537


10,454


Long-term income tax payable


1,820


4,365


Other long-term liabilities


295


275




Total liabilities


20,652


15,094










Total stockholders' equity


124,153


132,050









TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


$       144,805


$      147,144









* Amounts as of December 31, 2009 were derived from the December 31, 2009 audited consolidated financial statements.



CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)


















Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended





Sep. 30,


Sep. 30,


Jun. 30,


Sep. 30,


Sep. 30,





2010


2009


2010


2010


2009














NET REVENUES



$         24,982


$       26,140


$         23,146


$          70,046


$        65,667


Cost of revenues



14,111


12,763


12,609


38,035


33,763

GROSS PROFIT



10,871


13,377


10,537


32,011


31,904














OPERATING EXPENSES:













Research and development



8,679


6,928


7,836


23,617


20,319


Sales, general and administrative



6,546


6,337


6,109


18,816


18,047


Patent litigation



41


1,013


245


1,370


1,699

Total operating expenses



15,266


14,278


14,190


43,803


40,065














LOSS FROM OPERATIONS



(4,395)


(901)


(3,653)


(11,792)


(8,161)














INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME, NET



(12)


141


15


72


809














LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES



(4,407)


(760)


(3,638)


(11,720)


(7,352)

PROVISION FOR (BENEFIT FROM) INCOME TAXES



(3,114)


256


273


(2,312)


1,361

NET LOSS



$          (1,293)


$        (1,016)


$          (3,911)


$          (9,408)


$        (8,713)














NET LOSS PER SHARE:













Basic



$            (0.03)


$          (0.02)


$            (0.09)


$            (0.22)


$          (0.20)


Diluted



$            (0.03)


$          (0.02)


$            (0.09)


$            (0.22)


$          (0.20)














WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN













NET LOSS PER SHARE CALCULATION:













Basic



42,156


42,956


42,887


42,665


42,982


Diluted



42,156


42,956


42,887


42,665


42,982















Note: Stock-based compensation recorded













in each expense classification above is as follows:


























Cost of revenues



$              120


$              79


$                65


$               257


$             227


Research and development



832


767


559


1,969


2,199


Sales, general and administrative



825


873


635


2,125


2,514





$           1,777


$         1,719


$           1,259


$            4,351


$          4,940



Financial Summary (Non-GAAP)

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)















Three Months Ended

GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION



Sep. 30,


Sep. 30,



Jun. 30,





2010


2009



2010

GROSS MARGIN:



















GAAP GROSS MARGIN



$         10,871


$         13,377



$            10,537

GAAP GROSS MARGIN %



43.5%


51.2%



45.5%

Amortization of acquired intangibles



-


54



-

Stock-based compensation



120


79



65

Restructuring and other severance expenses



49


-



-

NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN



11,040


13,510



10,602

NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN %



44.2%


51.7%



45.8%











NET LOSS:




















NET LOSS ON GAAP BASIS:



$          (1,293)


$          (1,016)



$            (3,911)


Reserve release due to settlement of an IRS audit



(3,407)


-



-


Stock-based compensation



1,777


1,719



1,259


Amortization of acquired intangibles



-


64



-


Restructuring and other severance expenses



532


-



-


Associated tax effects of above adjustments



(527)


(326)



(221)


Deferred tax asset valuation allowance



527


326



221


Total adjustments



(1,098)


1,783



1,259

NET INCOME (LOSS) ON A NON-GAAP BASIS:



$          (2,391)


$              767



$            (2,652)











EPS:




















GAAP EPS, DILUTED



$            (0.03)


$            (0.02)



$              (0.09)

NON-GAAP EPS, DILUTED



$            (0.06)


$             0.02



$              (0.06)











Weighted average shares used to calculate Non-GAAP diluted EPS:



42,156


44,338



42,887



SOURCE Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc.



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