SOURCE: Actel Corporation

April 28, 2009 16:30 ET

Actel Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) today announced net revenues of $48.5 million for the first quarter of 2009, down 12 percent from the first quarter of 2008 and down 8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008.

Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation, expenses associated with a restructuring initiated during the first quarter, and other non-recurring adjustments, was $0.8 million for the first quarter of 2009 compared with $2.9 million for the first quarter of 2008 and $3.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2008.

Including stock-based compensation, expenses associated with the restructuring, and other non-recurring adjustments in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Actel reported a net loss of ($3.0) million, or ($0.11) per basic share, for the first quarter of 2009 compared with a net income of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2008 and a net loss of ($12.5) million, or ($0.48) per basic share, for the fourth quarter of 2008. First quarter charges of $1.1 million for expenses associated with the restructuring adversely affected net income in accordance with GAAP for the first quarter of 2009.

Gross margin was 57.1 percent for the first quarter of 2009 compared with 58.5 percent for the first quarter of 2008 and 59.1 percent for the fourth quarter of 2008. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2009 was negatively impacted by a $1.5 million charge associated with low yield wafers.

Business Outlook - Second Quarter 2009

The Company believes that second quarter 2009 revenues will decline sequentially 1 percent to 7 percent. Gross margin is expected to be about 59 percent. Operating expenses are anticipated to come in at approximately $28 million, which excludes an estimated $1.8 million of stock-based compensation expense and $0.6 million associated with the acquisition of Pigeon Point Systems. Other income is expected to be about $1.2 million. The tax rate for the quarter is expected to be about 30 percent. Outstanding fully diluted share count is expected to be about 26.3 million shares.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss first quarter results will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. A live web cast and replay of the call will be available. Web cast and replay access information as well as financial and other statistical information can be found on Actel's web site, www.actel.com.

Corporate Restructuring

Actel announced in January a company-wide restructuring plan to increase profitability. In conjunction with cost-reduction initiatives taken in the fourth quarter of 2008, the restructuring is expected to result in a quarterly reduction in expenses of approximately $6.5 million in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the third quarter of 2008. The Company estimates that approximately $5.5 million of the quarterly reductions will be in operating spending and that the balance of savings will be in cost of goods sold. The Company expects to record aggregate charges of $4.0 million to $4.5 million for severance and other costs related to the restructuring by the beginning of the third quarter of 2010, when the restructuring will be substantially complete.

Non-GAAP Adjustments and Reconciliation

This release includes non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share data and other non-GAAP line items from the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, including total costs and expenses, income from operations, and income before tax provision. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. These non-GAAP adjustments are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of our operating performance. Actel believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to both management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Actel's financial condition and results of operations, in particular by excluding certain expense and income items that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results. Actel believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. In addition, since we have historically reported non-GAAP results to the investment community, we believe the inclusion of non-GAAP numbers provides consistency in our financial reporting.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in the paragraphs under the headings "Corporate Restructuring" and "Business Outlook - Second Quarter 2009" are forward-looking statements made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and should be read with the "Risk Factors" in Actel's most recent Form 10-Q or 10-K, which can be found on Actel's web site, www.actel.com. Actel's anticipated results from its restructuring plan and its projected revenues and operating results for the second quarter of 2009 are subject to a multitude of risks, including general economic conditions and a variety of risks specific to Actel or characteristic of the semiconductor industry, such as a failure to achieve the full projected results of the restructuring plan, fluctuating demand, intense competition, rapid technological change and related intellectual property and international trade issues, wafer and other supply shortages, and booking and shipment uncertainties. These and the other Risk Factors make it difficult for Actel to accurately project quarterly revenues and operating results, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Any failure to meet expectations could cause the price of Actel's stock to decline significantly. Actel undertakes no obligation to update any information contained in this press release.

About Actel

Actel is the leader in low-power FPGAs and mixed-signal FPGAs, offering the most comprehensive portfolio of system and power management solutions. Power Matters. Learn more at www.actel.com.

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                            ACTEL  CORPORATION

            CONDENSED  CONSOLIDATED  STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS
               (In  thousands  except  per  share  amounts)



                                                 Three Months Ended
                                            Apr. 5,    Jan. 4,    Apr. 6,
                                             2009       2009       2008
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
                                           unaudited  unaudited  unaudited
Net revenues                               $  48,459  $  52,786  $  54,756
Costs and expenses:
  Cost of revenues                            20,785     21,598     22,738
  Research and development                    16,393     14,851     16,709
  Selling, general, and administrative        13,490     15,714     16,780
  Restructuring charges                        1,119      2,424          -
  Amortization of
   acquisition-related
   intangibles                                   193        338          -
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
    Total costs and expenses                  51,980     54,925     56,227
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
Loss from operations                          (3,521)    (2,139)    (1,471)
Interest income and other, net                 1,752      1,335      1,932
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
Income (loss) before tax provision
 (benefit)                                    (1,769)      (804)       461
Tax provision                                  1,187     11,688        285
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
Net income (loss)                          $  (2,956) $ (12,492) $     176
                                           =========  =========  =========

Net income (loss) per share:
  Basic                                    $   (0.11) $   (0.48) $    0.01
                                           =========  =========  =========
  Diluted                                  $   (0.11) $   (0.48) $    0.01
                                           =========  =========  =========

Shares used in computing net income (loss)
 per share:
  Basic                                       26,027     25,784     26,487
                                           =========  =========  =========
  Diluted                                     26,027     25,784     26,677
                                           =========  =========  =========





    RECONCILIATION  OF  NON-GAAP  STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS  TO  GAAP
                        STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS
                        (Unaudited,  in  thousands)



                                                     Three Months Ended
                                                  Apr. 5,  Jan. 4,  Apr. 6,
                                                   2009     2009     2008
                                                 -------- -------- --------

Cost and expenses:
  Non-GAAP research and development              $ 15,105 $ 13,511 $ 15,683
  Adjustments related to stock based
   compensation and other                           1,288    1,340    1,026
                                                 -------- -------- --------
  GAAP research and development                  $ 16,393 $ 14,851 $ 16,709
                                                 ======== ======== ========

  Non-GAAP restructuring charges                 $      - $      - $      -
  Adjustments related to restructuring              1,119    2,424        -
                                                 -------- -------- --------
  GAAP restructuring charges                     $  1,119 $  2,424 $      -
                                                 ======== ======== ========

  Non-GAAP amortization of acquisition-related
   intangibles                                   $      - $      - $      -
  Adjustments related to amortization of
   acquisition-related intangibles                    193      338        -
                                                 -------- -------- --------
  GAAP amortization of
   acquisition-related intangibles               $    193 $    338 $      -
                                                 ======== ======== ========

  Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative   $ 12,454 $ 14,347 $ 14,189
  Adjustments related to stock based
   compensation, option investigation and other     1,036    1,367    2,591
                                                 -------- -------- --------
  GAAP selling, general and administrative       $ 13,490 $ 15,714   16,780
                                                 ======== ======== ========





    RECONCILIATION  OF  NON-GAAP  STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS  TO  GAAP
                        STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS
                        (Unaudited,  in  thousands)



                                                   Three Months Ended
                                               Apr. 5,   Jan. 4,   Apr. 6,
                                                2009      2009      2008
                                              --------  --------  --------

Income (loss) from operations:
  Non-GAAP income from operations             $    115  $  3,330  $  2,146
  Adjustments related to stock based
   compensation and other                       (3,636)   (5,469)   (3,617)
                                              --------  --------  --------
  GAAP loss from operations                   $ (3,521) $ (2,139) $ (1,471)
                                              ========  ========  ========

Interest income and other, net:
  Non-GAAP interest income and other, net     $  1,036  $  1,335  $  1,932
  Adjustments related to insurance
   reimbursement                                   716         -         -
                                              --------  --------  --------
  GAAP interest income and other, net         $  1,752  $  1,335  $  1,932
                                              ========  ========  ========

Income (loss) before tax provision:
  Non-GAAP income before tax provision        $  1,151  $  4,665  $  4,078
  Adjustments related to stock based
   compensation and other                       (2,920)   (5,469)   (3,617)
                                              --------  --------  --------
  GAAP (loss) income before tax provision     $ (1,769) $   (804) $    461
                                              ========  ========  ========





    RECONCILIATION  OF  NON-GAAP  STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS  TO  GAAP
                        STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS
         (Unaudited,  in  thousands  except  per  share  amounts)




                                                 Three Months Ended
                                            Apr. 5,    Jan. 4,    Apr. 6,
                                             2009       2009       2008
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
Net income (loss):
  Non-GAAP net income                      $     806  $   3,266  $   2,855
  Adjustments related to stock based
   compensation, deferred tax valuation
   allowances, other, and tax                 (3,762)   (15,758)    (2,679)
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
  GAAP net income (loss)                   $  (2,956) $ (12,492) $     176
                                           =========  =========  =========

Net income (loss) per share:
 Basic:
  Non-GAAP net income per share            $    0.03  $    0.13  $    0.11
  Adjustments related to stock based
   compensation, deferred tax valuation
   allowances, other and tax                   (0.14)     (0.61)     (0.10)
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
  GAAP net income (loss) per share         $   (0.11) $   (0.48) $    0.01
                                           =========  =========  =========

 Diluted:
  Non-GAAP net income per share            $    0.03  $    0.13  $    0.11
  Adjustments related to stock based
   compensation, deferred tax valuation
   allowances, other and tax                   (0.14)     (0.61)     (0.10)
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------
  GAAP net income (loss) per share         $   (0.11) $   (0.48) $    0.01
                                           =========  =========  =========





                            ACTEL  CORPORATION

                      CONSOLIDATED  BALANCE  SHEETS
                              (In  thousands)



                                                      Apr. 5,     Jan. 4,
                                                       2009        2009
                                                    ----------- -----------

                    ASSETS                          (Unaudited)  (Audited)

Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                         $    46,036 $    49,639
  Short-term investments                                 85,072      89,111
  Accounts receivable, net                               21,765      11,596
  Inventories                                            56,030      60,630
  Deferred income taxes                                  11,313      11,313
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets               7,876       6,888
                                                    ----------- -----------
    Total current assets                                228,092     229,177
Long-term investments                                     8,764       7,807
Property and equipment, net                              33,588      34,747
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net                35,347      35,540
Deferred income taxes                                    13,834      13,968
Other assets, net                                        20,745      22,022
                                                    ----------- -----------
                                                    $   340,370 $   343,261
                                                    =========== ===========

      LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                                  $    10,516 $    14,672
  Accrued compensation and employee benefits              8,067      11,240
  Accrued licenses                                        2,244       3,952
  Other accrued liabilities                               5,432       5,274
  Deferred income on shipments to distributors           30,506      24,316
                                                    ----------- -----------
    Total current liabilities                            56,765      59,454
  Deferred compensation plan liability                    4,152       4,086
  Deferred rent liability                                 1,447       1,449
  Accrued sabbatical compensation                         2,561       2,739
  Other long-term liabilities, net                        6,539       7,208
                                                    ----------- -----------
    Total liabilities                                    71,464      74,936
  Shareholders’ equity                                  268,906     268,325
                                                    ----------- -----------
                                                    $   340,370 $   343,261
                                                    =========== ===========

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