SOURCE: Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs, Inc.

August 24, 2011 16:01 ET

Sigma Designs, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Sigma Designs®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), the world's leader in connected media platforms, today reported financial results and business highlights for its second fiscal quarter ended July 30, 2011.

Net revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $46.7 million, down $13.9 million, or 23%, from $60.6 million reported in the previous quarter and down $26.6 million, or 36%, from $73.3 million reported for the same period last year.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $22.0 million, or ($0.69) per diluted share. This compares to GAAP net loss of $5.7 million, or ($0.18) per diluted share, for the previous quarter and GAAP net income of $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the same period last year. A major factor in the current quarter's results was the write-down of $7.8 million of excess inventory which represented a gross margin decrease of 16.7% and decreased earnings by $0.24 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $14.0 million, or ($0.44) per diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP net income of $2.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the previous quarter and non-GAAP net income of $8.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in the same period last year. Non-GAAP adjustments for the second quarter consisted primarily of $4.8 million in amortization expense for acquired intangibles related to acquisitions and $3.1 million in non-cash stock-based compensation expenses. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss) for all referenced periods is provided in a table immediately following the GAAP financial tables below.

At the end of our second fiscal quarter of 2012, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities totaled $166.1 million, or $5.17 per share outstanding, a decrease of $13.0 million, or $0.49 per share outstanding compared to the beginning of the fiscal year. This decrease was primarily due to payments for asset purchases for an aggregate of $12.0 million and a strategic investment of $2.0 million.

Management Comment
"We are disappointed to report $46.7 million in revenue for the second quarter. This sequential decrease is primarily due to the steeper than expected ramp-down of first generation set-top box deployments incorporating our IPTV media processors while certain second generation telco rollouts were delayed unexpectedly. Overall, we remain heavily engaged with service providers and OEMs and are securing future business for our media processor, home networking and home control products. We continue to invest in new technologies and are confident that our long-term strategy to build the leading connected media platform company will result in strong growth for Sigma," stated Thinh Tran, chairman and chief executive officer, Sigma Designs.

Recent Highlights
During the second quarter, we continued to make progress in many business areas:

  • We unveiled an ultra-thin set-top box reference design that integrates media processing, home connectivity and home control technologies. This new class of integrated set-top box enables plug-and-play simplicity for whole-home streaming of high-definition content via networking through AC power wiring.
  • We announced that our Z-Wave technology has been integrated into the Best Buy Insignia brand's new cTV line of broadband-connected televisions. The new Insignia televisions will provide Best Buy customers with an exceptional, intuitive user experience for controlling their TVs by utilizing the latest Z-Wave technology in the Insignia remote and TV.
  • We announced that the SMP 8653 secure media processor has been selected by D-Link for use in its MainStage™ for Intel® Wireless DisplayTV adapter, allowing consumers to wirelessly project content up to 1080p from Intel Wireless Display notebook PCs to big screen HDTVs.
  • We announced that our home networking technology has been awarded Connected Home Global Summit's prestigious award for Best Enabling Product/Technology for the Connected Home. Our technology was selected by a panel of experts from close to a hundred technologies covering every home networking category.
  • We demonstrated a full line of hybrid IP set-top box solutions for cable, satellite and the Brazilian International Standard Digital Broadcast - Television (ISDB-T), also called SBTVD. These solutions are designed to help service providers deliver the best combination of broadcast services over cable, satellite or terrestrial with Sigma's world renowned IP-optimized media processors.

These highlights continue to demonstrate our commitment to being a technology leader across our many business areas. Sigma's management will discuss these and other aspects of our business during the quarterly investor conference call.

Investor Conference Call
The conference call relating to Sigma's second quarter fiscal 2012 results will take place following this announcement at 5:00 PM ET today, August 24, 2011. Investors will have the opportunity to listen live to the conference call via the Internet through or Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents at To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least 10 minutes early to register and download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call via the internet through or The audio replay will be available for one week after the call.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Sigma reports non-GAAP net income, which excludes amortization of acquired intangibles and developed technologies, stock-based compensation, acquisition expenses and the mark-up from cost to fair market value of sold inventory acquired from purchased companies. Sigma believes that its non-GAAP net income provides useful information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. Sigma also believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful supplemental information for investors to evaluate its operating results in the same manner as the research analysts that follow Sigma, all of whom present non-GAAP projections in their published reports. However, Sigma's non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The non-GAAP measures provided by Sigma facilitate a more direct comparison of its performance with the financial projections published by the analysts as well as its competitors, many of whom report financial results on a non-GAAP basis. The economic substance behind its decision to use such non-GAAP measures is that such measures approximate its controllable operating performance more closely than the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. For example, Sigma's management has no control over certain variables that have a major influence in the determination of stock-based compensation such as the volatility of its stock price and changing interest rates. Sigma believes that all of these excluded expenses do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of its continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred, even though some of these excluded items may be incurred and reflected in Sigma's GAAP financial results in the foreseeable future.

The material limitation associated with the use of the non-GAAP financial measures is that the non-GAAP measures do not reflect the full economic impact of Sigma's activities. Sigma's non-GAAP net income is not prepared in accordance with GAAP, is not an alternative to GAAP financial information, and may be calculated differently than non-GAAP financial information disclosed by other companies. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on non-GAAP information.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about Sigma's future growth, Sigma's potential opportunities emerging from Sigma's strategy for growth in Mediaroom IPTV, hybrid IP solutions for Europe and Latin America and Z-Wave solutions for security and energy markets, Sigma's pursuit of, and results from special initiatives for penetrating the hybrid IP Cable set-top box market and developing powerline connectivity accounts, and anticipated features and benefits of Sigma's new products. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, the risk that, upon completion of further closing procedures, that the financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 are different than the results set forth in this press release, general economic conditions, including continuance of the current economic conditions specific to the semiconductor industry, the rate of growth of the IPTV, connected home technologies, connected media player and prosumer and industrial audio/video markets in general, the ramp in demand from Sigma's set-top box and telecommunication customers, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma products in these markets, the ability of Sigma's SoCs to compete with other technologies or products in these emerging markets, the risk that such products will not gain widespread acceptance, or will be rendered obsolete, by product offerings of competitors or by alternative technologies, the risk that anticipated design wins will not materialize and that actual design wins will not translate into launched product offerings, and other risks detailed from time to time in Sigma's SEC reports, including Sigma's quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on June 9, 2011. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Sigma undertakes no obligation to publicly release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's leading IPTV set-top boxes, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit

(In thousands)
July 30, January 29,
2011 2011
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 58,512 $ 72,732
Short-term marketable securities 42,486 47,482
Restricted cash 1,772 1,616
Accounts receivable, net 30,360 31,348
Inventories 23,404 37,714
Deferred tax assets 4,675 4,670
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,414 7,493
Total current assets 169,623 203,055
Long-term marketable securities 63,352 57,308
Software, equipment and leasehold improvements, net 34,264 28,392
Goodwill 45,108 44,910
Intangible assets, net 102,174 107,628
Deferred tax assets, net of current portion 13,079 13,051
Long-term investments 6,300 4,300
Other non-current assets 555 595
Total assets $ 434,455 $ 459,239
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 10,886 $ 15,650
Accrued liabilities 21,452 24,209
Total current liabilities 32,338 39,859
Other long-term liabilities 21,817 21,339
Total liabilities 54,155 61,198
Shareholders' equity 380,300 398,041
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 434,455 $ 459,239



(In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended Six months ended
July 30,
April 30,
July 31,
July 30,
July 31,
Net revenue $ 46,694 $ 60,632 $ 73,326 $ 107,326 $ 138,505
Cost of revenue 33,700 30,840 38,343 64,540 71,371
Gross profit 12,994 29,792 34,983 42,786 67,134
Gross margin percent 27.8 % 49.1 % 47.7 % 39.9 % 48.5 %
Operating expenses:
Research and development 21,805 21,596 17,823 43,401 36,581
Sales and marketing 8,429 8,501 7,344 16,930 14,666
General and administrative 5,197 5,435 4,317 10,632 9,252
Total operating expenses 35,431 35,532 29,484 70,963 60,499
Income (loss) from operations (22,437 ) (5,740 ) 5,499 (28,177 ) 6,635
Interest and other income (expense), net 734 819 (4,749 ) 1,553 (4,025 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (21,703 ) (4,921 ) 750 (26,624 ) 2,610
Provision for income taxes 259 749 255 1,008 1,001
Net income (loss) $ (21,962 ) $ ( 5,670 ) $ 495 $ (27,632 ) $ 1,609
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic $ (0.69 ) $ (0.18 ) $ 0.02 $ (0.87 ) $ 0.05
Diluted $ (0.69 ) $ (0.18 ) $ 0.02 $ (0.87 ) $ 0.05
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:
Basic 31,913 31,731 31,180 31,822 31,087
Diluted 31,913 31,731 31,598 31,822 31,592

(In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended Six months ended
July 30,
April 30,
July 31,
July 30,
July 31,
GAAP net income (loss) $ (21,962 ) $ (5,670 ) $ 495 $ (27,632 ) $ 1,609
Items reconciling GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income (loss):
Included in cost of revenue:
Amortization of acquired developed technologies (2,702 ) (2,663 ) (2,587 ) (5,365 ) (5,177 )
Mark-up on inventory acquired in business combinations sold during the period (68 ) --- (96 ) (68 ) (486 )
Share-based compensation (129 ) (100 ) (141 ) (229 ) (272 )
Total related to cost of revenue (2,899 ) (2,763 ) (2,824 ) (5,662 ) (5,935 )
Included in operating expenses:
Research and development:
Amortization of acquired intangibles (32 ) (35 ) --- (67 ) ---
Share-based compensation (1,684 ) (1,532 ) (1,682 ) (3,216 ) (3,382 )
Sales and marketing:
Share-based compensation (565 ) (594 ) (532 ) (1,159 ) (984 )
Amortization of acquired Intangibles (2,033 ) (2,020 ) (1,995 ) (4,053 ) (3,990 )
General and administrative:
Acquisition expenses --- (89 ) --- (89 ) ---
Share-based compensation (758 ) (965 ) (717 ) (1,723 ) (1,558 )
Total related to operating expenses (5,072 ) (5,235 ) (4,926 ) (10,307 ) (9,914 )
Net effect of non-GAAP adjustments (7,971 ) (7,998 ) (7,750 ) (15,969 ) (15,849 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ (13,991 ) $ 2,328 $ 8,245 $ (11,663 ) $ 17,458
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share $ (0.44 ) $ 0.07 $ 0.26 $ (0.37 ) $ 0.55

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Ed McGregor
    Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Tel: (646) 259-2999