SOURCE: Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs, Inc.

September 05, 2012 16:01 ET

Sigma Designs, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) - Sigma Designs®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leader in connected media platforms, today reported financial results and business highlights for its second fiscal quarter ended July 28, 2012.

Net revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $68.3 million, up $28.0 million, or 70%, from $40.3 million reported in the previous quarter and up $21.6 million, or 46%, from $46.7 million reported for the same period last year. The primary reason for the increase over the previous quarter was the addition of DTV revenues of $26.6 million as a result of the acquisition of the DTV business from Trident Microsystems.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $13.3 million, or ($0.40) per diluted share. This compares to GAAP net loss of $13.7 million, or ($0.42) per diluted share, for the previous quarter and GAAP net loss of $22.0 million, or ($0.69) per diluted share, in the same period last year.

Non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $4.1 million, or ($0.12) per diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP net loss of $8.5 million, or ($0.26) per diluted share, for the previous quarter and non-GAAP net loss of $14.0 million, or ($0.44) per diluted share, during the same period one year ago. Non-GAAP adjustments for the second quarter consisted of $2.0 million in amortization expense for acquired intangibles related to acquisitions, $2.7 million in non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, $2.5 million of inventory mark-up, $1.6 million of gain associated with the valuation of the assets acquired from Trident and $3.5 million in expenses associated with our acquisition of Trident's DTV business. 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 2013, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities totaled $106.4 million, or $3.19 per share outstanding, a decrease of $43.8 million, or $1.41 per share outstanding compared to the beginning of the fiscal year. This decrease was primarily due to the payment of $42.2 million for Trident's DTV assets.

Management Comment
"We are pleased to report $68 million in revenue for the second quarter, in line with the upper end of our previous guidance. This is our first quarter to recognize revenue from our digital TV (DTV) business, recently acquired from Trident, which accounted for over $26 million this quarter. During this quarter, home connectivity revenue increased, primarily due to emerging deployments in Latin America and extended deployments in North America. Our IPTV set-top box revenue was relatively stable, where we are maintaining our existing IPTV accounts while positioning ourselves for increased demand in the emerging hybrid IPTV space. Z-Wave home control opportunities are increasing, as evidenced by our licensing of the Z-Wave software stack in exchange for an aggregate license fee of $16.8 million. Overall, we feel we are in exciting markets and are confident in our ability to deliver technological innovation that will enable future growth," said Thinh Tran, CEO of Sigma Designs.

Mr. Tran continued, "Following Sigma's annual meeting of shareholders, which effectively elected a new board of directors, our management team has been heavily engaged with the new board in an extensive effort to evaluate the fundamentals of our business segments, set a firm direction, and align costs with our revenue to generate profits. We understand the renewed emphasis we must place on profitability and are excited to move forward with our new directors and in alignment with our shareholders." 

Recent Highlights

  • We announced that Sigma's HiDTV Pros chipset has been selected by VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV company, for its new ultra wide Cinemawide® HDTVs.
  • We announced that Sigma's HiDTV Fusion™, the industry's only integrated 200/240Hz Frame Rate Conversion SmartTV SoC solution, has been selected for use in a wide range of SmartTV products from Metz in Germany as well as other major European TV manufacturers.
  • We announced that our next generation HomePlug AV solution, configured as a wall-mount adapter device by Comptrend, will be used by Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest service provider, for delivering IPTV services in consumer homes.
  • We announced our entry into the XBMC media player arena with support on our SMP8656 high performance media processor, which is expected to open the European developer market serving the installed base of XBMC users.
  • We announced that AOC, a leading DTV manufacturer in Brazil, debuted a new line of DTVs for the LATAM market based on Sigma's HiDTV Pro-SXL SoCs.
  • We announced the debut of our SMP8672 media processor, a new platform delivering 3D video and graphics processing, other advanced features, and lower power for use in connected media players, IPTV and hybrid Set-Top Boxes.
  • We announced the release of our SMP8674 media processor, which delivers solid performance and advanced features at an aggressive price point for OEMs and ODMs.
  • We announced the licensing of the Z-Wave software stack to a strategic partner in exchange for an aggregate license fee of $16.8 million. 
  • We announced that Sigma's Z-Wave-based home control devices can now be used in Japan without the need for radio station licensing as a result of the new low-power RF device frequency range approvals by the Japanese government.

Investor Conference Call
The conference call relating to Sigma's second quarter fiscal 2013 results will take place following this announcement at 5:00 PM ET today, September 5, 2012. 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, the mark-up on purchased inventory sold during the period, acquisition-related expenses and the gain upon acquisition of the DTV business that Sigma recognized in accordance with GAAP. 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. As such, 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 position for increased demand in the emerging hybrid IPTV space, Sigma's ability to deliver technological innovation that will enable future growth, Sigma's increased focus on its expense levels and its increased efforts to attain profitability and the anticipated features, benefits and market acceptance of Sigma's 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, the financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 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, digital TV, connected media player and prosumer and industrial audio/video markets in general, Sigma's integration of the assets and employees related to the DTV business it recently acquired from Trident Microsystems, Inc., the ramp in demand from Sigma's set-top box, television 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 7, 2012. 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 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 televisions, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit

(In thousands)
    July 28,   January 28,
    2012   2012
Current Assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 58,071   $ 44,283
  Short-term marketable securities     10,770     42,134
  Restricted cash     1,766     1,769
  Accounts receivable, net     43,053     21,180
  Inventories     33,182     22,037
  Deferred tax assets     4,777     4,832
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     19,232     7,234
    Total current assets     170,851     143,469
Long-term marketable securities     35,796     62,022
Software, equipment and leasehold improvements, net     20,602     35,913
Intangible assets, net     43,272     29,352
Deferred tax assets, net of current portion     16,549     16,595
Long-term investments     6,444     6,443
Other non-current assets     5,991     3,430
    Total assets   $ 299,505   $ 297,224
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity            
Current Liabilities:            
  Accounts payable   $ 19,138   $ 8,438
  Accrued liabilities     35,317     24,081
    Total current liabilities     54,455     32,519
  Other long-term liabilities     15,892     16,230
    Total liabilities     70,347     48,749
Shareholders' equity     229,158     248,475
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 299,505   $ 297,224
(In thousands, except per share data)  
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    July 28,
    April 28,
    July 30,
    July 28,
    July 30,
Net revenue   $ 68,251     $ 40,258     $ 46,694     $ 108,509     $ 107,326  
Cost of revenue     37,672       19,163       33,700       56,835       64,540  
Gross profit     30,579       21,095       12,994       51,674       42,786  
Gross margin percent     44.8 %     52.4 %     27.8 %     47.6 %     39.9 %
Operating expenses:                                        
  Research and development     27,975       21,789       21,805       49,764       43,401  
  Sales and marketing     7,795       6,888       8,429       14,683       16,930  
  General and administrative     9,491       6,379       5,197       15,870       10,632  
  Gain on acquisition     (1,581 )     ---       ---       (1,581 )     ---  
    Total operating expenses     43,680       35,056       35,431       78,736       70,963  
Loss from operations     (13,101 )     (13,961 )     (22,437 )     (27,062 )     (28,177 )
Interest and other income, net     242       491       734       733       1,553  
Loss before income taxes     (12,859 )     (13,470 )     (21,703 )     (26,329 )     (26,624 )
Provision for income taxes     398       232       259       630       1,008  
Net loss   $ (13,257 )   $ (13,702 )   $ (21,962 )   $ (26,959 )   $ (27,632 )
Net loss per share:                                        
  Basic   $ (0.40 )   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.69 )   $ (0.82 )   $ (0.87 )
  Diluted   $ (0.40 )   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.69 )   $ (0.82 )   $ (0.87 )
Shares used in computing net loss per share:                                        
  Basic     33,052       32,661       31,913       32,856       31,822  
  Diluted     33,052       32,661       31,913       32,856       31,822  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    July 28,
    April 28,
    July 30,
    July 28,
    July 30,
GAAP net loss   $ (13,257 )   $ (13,702 )   $ (21,962 )   $ (26,959 )   $ (27,632 )
Items reconciling GAAP net loss to non-GAAP net loss:                          
  Included in cost of revenue:                                        
    Stock-based compensation     (132 )     (117 )     (129 )     (249 )     (229 )
    Amortization of acquired developed technologies     (1,590 )     (1,495 )     (2,702 )     (3,085 )     (5,365 )
    Mark-up on inventory acquired in business combinations sold during the period     (2,529 )     ---       (68 )     (2,529 )     (68 )
      Total related to cost of revenue     (4,251 )     (1,612 )     (2,899 )     (5,863 )     (5,662 )
  Included in operating expenses:                                  
    Research and development:                                        
      Stock-based compensation     (1,508 )     (1,463 )     (1,684 )     (2,971 )     (3,216 )
      Amortization of acquired intangibles     (34 )     (33 )     (32 )     (67 )     (67 )
      Acquisition expenses     (1,455 )     ---       ---       (1,455 )     ---  
    Sales and marketing:                                        
      Stock-based compensation     (482 )     (472 )     (565 )     (954 )     (1,159 )
      Amortization of acquired intangibles     (360 )     (361 )     (2,033 )     (721 )     (4,053 )
      Acquisition expenses     (257 )     ---       ---       (257 )     ---  
    General and administrative:                                        
      Share-based compensation     (626 )     (774 )     (758 )     (1,400 )     (1,723 )
      Acquisition expenses     (1,781 )     (469 )     ---       (2,250 )     (89 )
    Gain on acquisition     1,581       ---       ---       1,581       ---  
        Total related to operating expenses     (4,922 )     (3,572 )     (5,072 )     (8,494 )     (10,307 )
    Net effect of non-GAAP adjustments     (9,173 )     (5,184 )     (7,971 )     (14,357 )     (15,969 )
Non-GAAP net loss   $ (4,084 )   $ (8,518 )   $ (13,991 )   $ (12,602 )   $ (11,663 )
Non-GAAP net loss per diluted share   $ (0.12 )   $ (0.26 )   $ (0.44 )   $ (0.38 )   $ (0.37 )

Contact Information

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