SOURCE: GSI Technology, Inc.

GSI Technology, Inc.

July 25, 2013 16:05 ET

GSI Technology, Inc. Reports First-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2013) - GSI Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIT) today reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013.

The Company reported a net loss of ($441,000), or ($0.02) per diluted share, on net revenues of $16.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to net income of $920,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, on net revenues of $16.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and net income of $950,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, on net revenues of $15.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, ended March 31, 2013. Gross margin was 45.5% compared to 40.3% in the prior year period and 46.3% in the preceding fourth quarter. 

Total operating expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $8.0 million, up from $5.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and $6.8 million in the preceding quarter. Research and development expenses were $3.0 million, compared to $2.8 million in the prior year period and $2.9 million in the preceding quarter. Selling, general and administrative expenses, which include litigation-related expenses, were up substantially to $5.0 million compared to $3.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and $3.9 million in the preceding quarter. 

The net loss in the first quarter was the result of a substantial increase in litigation-related expenses which were $2.3 million, up from $1.2 million in the previous quarter and $455,000 in the same period a year ago. The litigation-related expenses again were primarily associated with the patent infringement proceeding before the United States International Trade Commission (the "ITC") which was instituted in response to a complaint filed by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. in June 2011 and a related antitrust lawsuit filed by GSI against Cypress in July 2011. During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the ITC terminated the proceeding and confirmed the initial determination of Chief Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock, finding that GSI's memory devices do not infringe the Cypress patents asserted against GSI and other respondents.

Lee-Lean Shu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, noted, "We are pleased that our net revenues came in above the range of $15.0 million to $16.0 million we had projected early in the first quarter due to stronger than expected orders late in the quarter. First quarter gross margin also remained strong at 45.5%, well above our operating model, due to a favorable product mix. However, we did experience higher than expected legal expenses during the quarter, resulting in a net loss, our first following 38 consecutive quarters of profitability. Although we continue to be involved in litigation, including patent and antitrust litigation with Cypress, with the ITC proceeding behind us, we are hopeful that these expenses will be lower in coming quarters, helping us to return to profitability."

First-quarter direct and indirect sales to Cisco Systems were $2.8 million, or 17.1% of net revenues, compared to $3.9 million, or 24.8% of net revenues, in the prior quarter, and $4.1 million, or 24.2% of net revenues, in the same period a year ago. Military/defense sales were 13.3% of shipments compared to 12.7% of shipments in the prior quarter and 11.9% of shipments in the comparable period a year ago. SigmaQuad sales were 41.6% of shipments compared to 38.9% in the prior quarter and 38.0% in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

First-quarter fiscal 2014 operating loss was ($541,000), compared to operating income of $439,000, or 2.8% of net revenues, in the prior quarter and $880,000, or 5.2% of net revenue, a year ago. First-quarter fiscal 2014 net loss included interest and other income of $111,000 and a tax provision of $11,000, compared to $136,000 in interest and other income and a tax provision of $96,000 a year ago; in the prior quarter, net income included $88,000 in interest and other income and a tax benefit of $423,000.

Total first-quarter pre-tax stock-based compensation expense was $565,000 compared to $589,000 in the prior quarter and $562,000 in the comparable quarter a year ago.

At June 30, 2013, the Company had $63.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, $41.4 million in long-term investments, $82.0 million in working capital, no debt, and stockholders' equity of $133.2 million.

Outlook for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2014

We currently expect net revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 to be in the range of $16.0 million to $17.0 million, with gross margin of approximately 45%.

Conference Call

GSI Technology will review its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and discuss its current business outlook during a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific (4:30 p.m. Eastern) today, July 25, 2013. To listen to the teleconference, please call toll-free 888-576-4387 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time and provide conference ID 7600855. You may also listen to the teleconference live via the Internet at www.gsitechnology.com, where it will be archived.

About GSI Technology

Founded in 1995, GSI Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance static random access memory, or SRAM, products primarily incorporated in networking and telecommunications equipment. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, GSI Technology is ISO 9001 certified and has worldwide factory and sales locations. For more information, please visit www.gsitechnology.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding GSI Technology's expectations, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to GSI Technology as of the date hereof, and GSI Technology assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include those associated with fluctuations in GSI Technology's operating results; GSI Technology's historical dependence on sales to a limited number of customers and fluctuations in the mix of customers and products in any period; the rapidly evolving markets for GSI Technology's products and uncertainty regarding the development of these markets; the need to develop and introduce new products to offset the historical decline in the average unit selling price of GSI Technology's products; the challenges of rapid growth followed by periods of contraction; intensive competition; and the patent infringement litigation currently pending against the Company, including the costs associated with that litigation and related antitrust litigation. Further information regarding these and other risks relating to GSI Technology's business is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in such filings.

(financial tables follow)

GSI TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
                 
    Three Months Ended
    June 30,     Mar. 31,     June 30,
    2013     2013     2012
                       
Net revenues   $ 16,412     $ 15,707     $ 16,783
Cost of goods sold     8,946       8,432       10,018
                       
Gross profit     7,466       7,275       6,765
                       
Operating expenses:                      
                       
  Research & development     2,997       2,904       2,838
  Selling, general and administrative     5,010       3,932       3,047
    Total operating expenses     8,007       6,836       5,885
                       
Operating income (loss)     (541 )     439       880
                       
Interest and other income, net     111       88       136
                       
Income (loss) before income taxes     (430 )     527       1,016
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     11       (423 )     96
Net income (loss)   $ (441 )   $ 950     $ 920
                       
                       
Net income (loss) per share, basic   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.04     $ 0.03
Net income (loss) per share, diluted   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.03     $ 0.03
                       
Weighted-average shares used in computing per share amounts:                      
                       
Basic     27,178       27,039       27,361
Diluted     27,178       28,553       27,963
                       
                       
Stock-based compensation included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations:
                       
      Three Months Ended  
    June 30,     Mar. 31,     June 30,
    2013     2013     2012
                       
Cost of goods sold   $ 94     $ 93     $ 90
Research & development     258       279       283
Selling, general and administrative     213       217       189
    $ 565     $ 589     $ 562
                       
                       
Litigation related expenses included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations:
                       
      Three Months Ended  
    June 30,     Mar. 31,     June 30,
    2013     2013     2012
                       
Selling, general and administrative   $ 2,263     $ 1,202     $ 455
                       
 
 
GSI TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
         
  June 30, 2013     March 31, 2013
Cash and cash equivalents $ 42,781     $ 41,120
Short-term investments   21,065       26,139
Accounts receivable   10,284       10,241
Inventory   12,177       13,809
Other current assets   5,668       6,169
Net property and equipment   10,325       10,774
Long-term investments   41,449       35,495
Other assets   2,162       2,098
Total assets $ 145,911     $ 145,845
             
Current liabilities $ 9,960     $ 10,859
Long-term liabilities   2,755       2,803
Stockholders' equity   133,196       132,183
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 145,911     $ 145,845
             

Contact Information

  • GSI Technology, Inc.
    Douglas M. Schirle
    Chief Financial Officer
    408-331-9802

    Hayden IR
    David Fore or Brett Maas
    Hayden IR
    206-395-2711