SOURCE: Sigma Designs

Sigma Designs

September 09, 2015 16:05 ET

Sigma Designs, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results

Quarterly Revenues Up 36% Compared With the Second Quarter of the Prior Year

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2015) - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for SmartTV, Internet of Things Devices for Smart home, IP-based set-top-boxes and Media Connectivity, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended August 1, 2015.

Financial Results

GAAP net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $58.3 million, up $2.4 million, or 4.3%, from $55.9 million reported in the previous quarter, and up $15.5 million, or 36.2%, from $42.8 million reported for the same period in fiscal 2015.

Non-GAAP net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $58.1 million, which excluded $0.2 million for the reversal of accrued rebates. This compares with non-GAAP net revenues of $55.1 million, which excluded $0.8 million for the reversal of accrued rebates in the previous quarter, and $42.8 million reported for the same period in fiscal 2015.

GAAP gross margin in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was 48.9%. This compares with a GAAP gross margin of 52.5% in the previous quarter, and 51.1% for the same period in fiscal 2015.

Non-GAAP gross margin in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was 50.5%. This compares with a non-GAAP gross margin of 53.8% in the previous quarter, and 53.7% for the same period in fiscal 2015. The sequential decline in non-GAAP gross margin was expected as increasing sales in the SmartTV target market influenced the second quarter revenue mix.

GAAP operating expenses in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $27.3 million, compared with GAAP operating expenses of $27.9 million in the previous quarter, and $27.7 million for the same period in fiscal 2015.

Non-GAAP operating expenses in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $24.1 million, compared with non-GAAP operating expenses of $25.4 million in the previous quarter, and $24.8 million for the same period in fiscal 2015.

GAAP operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $1.2 million, compared with GAAP operating income of $1.4 million in the previous quarter, and an operating loss of $5.8 million for the same period in fiscal 2015.

Non-GAAP operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $5.2 million, compared with non-GAAP operating income of $4.3 million in the previous quarter, and an operating loss of $1.8 million for the same period in fiscal 2015.

GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share. This compares with a GAAP net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share in the previous quarter, and a GAAP net loss of $7.6 million, or $0.22 per share, for the same period in fiscal 2015.

Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $4.5 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $3.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the previous quarter, and a non-GAAP net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.06 per share, during the same period in fiscal 2015.

The reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP financial results for all referenced periods is provided in a table immediately following the GAAP financial tables below.

Management Comment

"We generated our fifth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, led by continued improvement in our two fastest growing target markets, SmartTV and Internet of Things. In addition, we produced our fourth consecutive quarter of non-GAAP profitability. We expect this revenue growth trend to continue in the third quarter," said Thinh Tran, President and CEO of Sigma Designs.

Recent Highlights

  • We began delivering volume quantities of our Ultra HD High Dynamic Range (HDR) SoC. This single-chip solution is the only product shipping in the market today that supports multiple HDR standards including HDR 10, BD UHD, and Dolby Vision.
  • We announced continued growth for Z-Wave that now exceeds 40 million Z-Wave enabled IoT devices as well as 30% annual growth in the membership of the Z-Wave Alliance.
  • We announced the extension of the Z-Wave frequency coverage to include approved bands for operation in 23 countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, which further expands our available market.

Investor Conference Call

The conference call relating to Sigma's second quarter fiscal 2016 financial results will take place following this announcement at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today, September 9, 2015. Investors will have the opportunity to listen live to the conference call via the Internet through www.sigmadesigns.com/IR. To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the call to register, 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 www.sigmadesigns.com/IR. 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 (loss), which excludes amortization of acquired intangibles, stock-based compensation, one time legal fee expenses, settlement expenses, net gain on sale of and impairment of privately-held investments, restructuring charges, impairment of purchased IP, mask sets and design tools used in production and the reversal of previously accrued rebates. The tax amounts included in Sigma's non-GAAP results approximate its operating cash tax expense, similar to the liability reported on Sigma's tax returns. In the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation at the end of this press release, we have disclosed the impact of these income tax adjustments in our calculation of our non-GAAP financial results. Sigma believes that its non-GAAP measures provide 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 may 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 may not reflect the full economic impact of Sigma's activities. Sigma's non-GAAP net income (loss) 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 our expectation that our growth trend will continue in the third quarter. 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 and audit, the financial results for the second quarter and fiscal year 2016 are different than the results set forth in this press release, our ability to recognize revenue from design wins, general economic conditions, the ability to recognize the anticipated savings from our restructuring efforts, the rate of growth of Smart TVs, Internet of Things Devices, Set-top-Box and Media Connectivity, the ramp in demand from our Set-Top-Box, television and telecommunication customers, our ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for our products, and the risk that such products will not gain widespread acceptance, or will be rendered obsolete, by product offerings of competitors or by alternative technologies, and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports, including our report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on April 15, 2015 and available at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake 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 global integrated semiconductor solutions provider offering intelligent media platforms for use in the home entertainment and home control markets. The Company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's leading IPTV set-top boxes, Smart TVs, Internet of Things Devices and Media Connectivity. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.

Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

 
 
 
SIGMA DESIGNS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(GAAP)
 
(In thousands)
 
    August 1,   January 31,
    2015   2015
Assets        
         
         
Current Assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 65,239   $ 83,502
  Short-term marketable securities     11,928     6,347
  Restricted cash     400     400
  Accounts receivable, net     38,449     26,415
  Inventory     30,694     20,445
  Deferred tax assets     3,288     3,319
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     8,566     8,805
    Total current assets     158,564     149,233
             
Long-term marketable securities     5,591     4,249
Software, equipment and leasehold improvements, net     18,439     21,594
Intangible assets, net     22,299     24,642
Deferred tax assets, net of current portion     609     687
Long-term investments, net of current portion     3,135     3,267
Other non-current assets     1,624     1,661
             
    Total assets   $ 210,261   $ 205,333
             
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity            
             
Current Liabilities:            
  Accounts payable   $ 27,441   $ 21,207
  Accrued compensation and related benefits     7,179     6,806
  Accrued liabilities     15,135     22,894
    Total current liabilities     49,755     50,907
               
  Other long-term liabilities     11,897     11,136
    Total liabilities     61,652     62,043
             
Shareholders' equity     148,609     143,290
             
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 210,261   $ 205,333
   
   
   
SIGMA DESIGNS, INC.  
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(GAAP)  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
                               
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    August 1,
2015
    May 2,
2015
    August 2,
2014
    August 1,
2015
    August 2,
2014
 
                         
Net revenue   $ 58,307     $ 55,912     $ 42,810     $ 114,219     $ 79,683  
Cost of revenue     29,783       26,564       20,921       56,347       37,569  
Gross profit     28,524       29,348       21,889       57,872       42,114  
Gross margin percent     48.9 %     52.5 %     51.1 %     50.7 %     52.9 %
                                         
Operating expenses:                                        
  Research and development     16,102       16,313       16,452       32,415       33,555  
  Sales and marketing     5,254       5,811       5,475       11,065       10,925  
  General and administrative     5,005       5,772       4,555       10,777       9,586  
  Restructuring costs     -       9       46       9       1,020  
  Impairment of IP, mask sets and design tools     955       33       1,156       988       1,266  
    Total operating expenses     27,316       27,938       27,684       55,254       56,352  
                                         
Income (loss) from operations     1,208       1,410       (5,795 )     2,618       (14,238 )
Interest and other income, net     113       671       372       784       320  
                                         
Income (loss) before income taxes     1,321       2,081       (5,423 )     3,402       (13,918 )
Provision for income taxes     1,025       2,463       2,197       3,488       3,616  
                                         
Net income (loss)   $ 296     $ (382 )   $ (7,620 )   $ (86 )   $ (17,534 )
                                         
Net income (loss) per share:                                        
  Basic   $ 0.01     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.51 )
  Diluted   $ 0.01     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.51 )
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:                                        
  Basic     35,604       35,395       34,622       35,473       34,459  
  Diluted     36,602       35,395       34,622       35,473       34,459  
   
   
   
SIGMA DESIGNS, INC.  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS)  
(Unaudited)  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
                               
    Three months ended     Six Months Ended  
    August 1,     May 2,     August 2     August 1     August 2  
    2015     2015     2014     2015     2014  
                               
GAAP Net Revenue   $ 58,307     $ 55,912     $ 42,810     $ 114,219     $ 79,683  
Items reconciling GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP:                                        
  Reversal of rebate     (221 )     (806 )     -       (1,027 )     -  
  GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments     (221 )     (806 )     -       (1,027 )     -  
  Non-GAAP Net Revenue   $ 58,086     $ 55,106     $ 42,810     $ 113,192     $ 79,683  
                                         
GAAP Cost of Revenue   $ 29,783     $ 26,564     $ 20,921     $ 56,347     $ 37,569  
Items reconciling GAAP Cost of Revenue to Non-GAAP:                                        
  Stock based compensation expense     (44 )     (36 )     (51 )     (80 )     (101 )
  Amortization of acquired intangibles     (968 )     (1,062 )     (1,062 )     (2,030 )     (2,157 )
  Restructuring costs     -       -       -       -       (51 )
  GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments     (1,012 )     (1,098 )     (1,113 )     (2,110 )     (2,309 )
  Non-GAAP Cost of Revenue   $ 28,771     $ 25,466     $ 19,808     $ 54,237     $ 35,260  
                                           
  GAAP Gross Profit   $ 28,524     $ 29,348     $ 21,889     $ 57,872     $ 42,114  
  GAAP Gross Margin %     48.9 %     52.5 %     51.1 %     50.7 %     52.9 %
  Non-GAAP Gross Profit   $ 29,315     $ 29,640     $ 23,002     $ 58,955     $ 44,423  
  Non-GAAP Gross Margin %     50.5 %     53.8 %     53.7 %     52.1 %     55.7 %
                                         
GAAP Operating Expenses   $ 27,316     $ 27,938     $ 27,684     $ 55,254     $ 56,352  
Items reconciling GAAP Operating Expense to Non-GAAP:                                        
  Stock based compensation expense     (1,211 )     (1,698 )     (1,335 )     (2,909 )     (2,773 )
  Amortization of acquired intangibles     (316 )     (345 )     (346 )     (661 )     (692 )
  Impairment of IP, mask sets and design tools     (955 )     (33 )     (1,156 )     (988 )     (1,266 )
  Settlement expenses     -       -       -       -       (107 )
  One time legal fee expenses     (747 )     (498 )     (33 )     (1,245 )     (223 )
  Restructuring costs     -       (9 )     (46 )     (9 )     (1,020 )
  GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments     (3,229 )     (2,583 )     (2,916 )     (5,812 )     (6,081 )
  Non-GAAP Operating Expenses   $ 24,087     $ 25,355     $ 24,768     $ 49,442     $ 50,271  
                                         
GAAP Other Income (Expense) and Tax   $ (912 )   $ (1,792 )   $ (1,825 )   $ (2,704 )   $ (3,296 )
Items reconciling GAAP Other Income (Expense) and Tax to Non-GAAP:                                        
  Impairment (gain on sale) of privately held instruments, net     126       (518 )     601       (392 )     601  
  Income tax adjustments     20       1,182       952       1,202       1,534  
  GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments     146       664       1,553       810       2,135  
  Non-GAAP Other Income (Expense) and Tax   $ (766 )   $ (1,128 )   $ (272 )   $ (1,894 )   $ (1,161 )
                                         
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)   $ 4,462     $ 3,157     $ (2,038 )   $ 7,619     $ (7,009 )
                                         
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) per share:                                        
  Basic   $ 0.13     $ 0.09     $ (0.06 )   $ 0.21     $ (0.20 )
  Diluted   $ 0.12     $ 0.09     $ (0.06 )   $ 0.21     $ (0.20 )
Shares used in computing Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share:                                        
  Basic     35,604       35,395       34,622       35,473       34,459  
  Diluted     36,602       36,291       34,622       36,352       34,459  
                                         
                                         
                                         

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