CEVA, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

- Strategic licensing agreements with customers targeting ADAS, hearing aids and cellular IoT

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $23.5 million, a 10% increase compared to $21.4 million reported for the third quarter of 2018. Third quarter 2019 licensing and related revenue was $11.3 million, a 15% increase compared to $9.8 million reported for the third quarter of 2018. Royalty revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $12.2 million, an increase of 5% when compared to $11.6 million reported for the third quarter of 2018.

Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA, stated: "We are very pleased to report strong third quarter results, driven by excellent performance in licensing and a substantial step up in our royalty revenue. We continue to make progress in growing our customer base, including comprehensive agreements with industry leaders in strategic markets such as ADAS, hearing aids and cellular IoT. Our royalty revenue growth reflects good momentum in both the handset baseband and non-handset aspects of our business. Our handset baseband customers benefitted from the launch of premium smartphones and share gain in the low-cost smartphone market. Our non-handset business continues to grow with record high quarterly revenues and unit shipments of 123 million, including first-time contribution from our newly acquired Hillcrest Labs sensor fusion business."

Of the fourteen license agreements completed during the quarter, one was for a smart sensing product and thirteen were for connectivity products. All of the licensing agreements signed during the quarter were for non-handset baseband applications and five were with first-time customers of CEVA. Customers' target markets include automotive ADAS, hearing aids, smart meters, true wireless stereo earbuds and a wide variety of IoT devices. Geographically, six of the deals signed were in China, five were in the U.S., two were in Europe and one was in APAC (excluding China).

GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2019 was $0.8 million and $0.03, respectively, compared to $2.5 million and $0.11 reported for the same period in 2018. GAAP and non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2019 included a tax benefit of approximately $1 million as a result of the conclusion of a tax audit.

Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2019 were $5.1 million and $0.22, respectively, compared to $5.2 million non-GAAP net income and $0.23 diluted earnings per share reported for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2019 excluded: (a) equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $2.6 million (b) the impact of the amortization of acquired intangibles of $0.8 million associated with the acquisitions of RivieraWaves and the Hillcrest Labs business, and investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies, and (c) deal expenses and write-off of an acquired lease associated with the Hillcrest Labs transaction of $0.8 million. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2018 excluded: (a) equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $2.3 million, and (b) the impact of the amortization of acquired intangibles of $0.3 million associated with the acquisition of RivieraWaves and investment in NB-IoT technologies.   

Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer of CEVA, stated: "Our portfolio of IP for wireless connectivity and smart sensing applications continues to attract strong customer interest worldwide. This is clearly evident in our third quarter results, for both licensing and royalty revenues, where we recorded 15% and 5% year-over-year growth, respectively. At the end of the third quarter, our cash and cash equivalent balances, marketable securities and bank deposits were approximately $148 million, following the acquisition of the Hillcrest Labs sensor fusion business and the technology investment in Immervision's wide-angle imaging IP during the quarter."

CEVA Conference Call

On November 7, 2019 CEVA management will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the operating performance for the quarter.

The conference call will be available via the following dial in numbers:

  • U.S. Participants: Dial 1-844-435-0316 (Access Code: CEVA)
  • International Participants: Dial +1-412-317-6365 (Access Code: CEVA)

The conference call will also be available live via webcast at the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/984/31914. Please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 (access code: 10135680) from one hour after the end of the call until 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on November 14, 2019. The replay will also be available at CEVA's web site www.ceva-dsp.com.

About CEVA, Inc.CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies. We offer Digital Signal Processors, AI processors, wireless platforms and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and artificial intelligence, all of which are key enabling technologies for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile and infrastructure, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device and audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For sensor fusion, our Hillcrest Labs sensor processing technologies provide a broad range of sensor fusion software and IMU solutions for AR/VR, robotics, remote controls, and IoT. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For wireless IoT, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax) and NB-IoT. Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTubeFacebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Forward Looking StatementThis press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that if they materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of CEVA to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.  Forward-looking statements include statements about CEVA's process in growing its customer base, the good momentum in the band set baseband and non-handset segments and CEVA's portfolio of IP for wireless connectivity and smart sensing applications attracting strong customer interest worldwide. The risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause differing CEVA results  include: the ability of the CEVA DSP cores and other technologies to continue to be strong growth drivers for us; our success in penetrating new markets, including in non-baseband and connectivity markets, and maintaining our market position in existing markets; our ability to diversify the company's royalty streams, the ability of products incorporating our technologies to achieve market acceptance, the speed and extent of the expansion of the 4G, 5G and LTE networks, the maturation of the IoT market, the effect of intense industry competition and consolidation, global chip market trends, the possibility that markets for CEVA's technologies may not develop as expected or that products incorporating our technologies do not achieve market acceptance; our ability to timely and successfully develop and introduce new technologies; and general market conditions and other risks relating to our business, including, but not limited to, those that are described from time to time in our SEC filings.  CEVA assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME – U.S. GAAP
U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data
Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, September 30,
2019 2018 2019 2018
Unaudited
Revenues:
Licensing and related revenues $  11,269 $  9,786 $33,084 $29,907
Royalties 12,202 11,627 25,756 26,569
Total  revenues 23,471 21,413 58,840 56,476
Cost of revenues 2,767 2,006 7,283 5,966
Gross profit 20,704 19,407 51,557 50,510
Operating expenses:
Research and development, net 13,873 11,897 38,593 35,756
Sales and marketing 2,832 2,727 8,809 9,302
General and administrative 3,509 2,406 8,360 8,193
Amortization of intangible assets 757 225 1,177 676
Total operating expenses 20,971 17,255 56,939 53,927
Operating income (loss) (267) 2,152 (5,382) (3,417)
Financial income, net 603 831 2,299 2,535
Income (loss) before taxes on income 336 2,983 (3,083) (882)
 Taxes on income (tax benefit) (439) 440 (49) 847
Net income (loss) $  775 $  2,543 ($3,034) ($1,729)
Basic net income (loss) per share $0.04 $0.12 ($0.14) ($0.08)
Diluted net income (loss) per share $0.03 $0.11 ($0.14) ($0.08)
Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of net income (loss) per share (in thousands):
Basic 21,953 21,997 21,936 22,091
Diluted 22,404 22,428 21,936 22,091

 

CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME – U.S. GAAP
U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data Three months  ended Nine months ended
September 30 September 30
Three months ended Nine months ended 2019 2018 2019 2018
September 30, September 30, Unaudited
2019 2018 2019 2018
Unaudited GAAP net income (loss)  $775 $2,543 ($3,034) ($1,729)
Revenues: Equity-based compensation expense included in cost of revenue   168   155   464   480
Licensing and related revenues $  11,269 $  9,786 $33,084 $29,907 Equity-based compensation expense included in research and development expenses   1,494   1,246   4,314   3,874
Royalties 12,202 11,627 25,756 26,569 Equity-based compensation expense included in sales and marketing expenses   362   369   1,112   1,246
Equity-based compensation expense included in general and administrative expenses   728   697   1,957   2,483
Total  revenues 23,471 21,413 58,840 56,476 Income tax benefit related to equity-based compensation expenses (129) (118) (473) (400)
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of RivieraWaves and Hillcrest Labs business, investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies, and deal costs and write off of an acquired lease related the Hillcrest Labs transaction 1,680 303 2,258 937
Cost of revenues 2,767 2,006 7,283 5,966 Non-GAAP net income $5,078 $5,195 $6,598 $6,891
Gross profit 20,704 19,407 51,557 50,510
GAAP weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted net income (loss) per share (in thousands) 2,404   22,428   21,936 22,091
Operating expenses: Weighted-average number of shares related to outstanding stock-based awards (in thousands) 489 390 850 897
Research and development, net 13,873 11,897 38,593 35,756 Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted earnings per share, excluding the above (in thousands ) 22,893 22,818 22,786 22,988
Sales and marketing 2,832 2,727 8,809 9,302
General and administrative 3,509 2,406 8,360 8,193 GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share 0.03 $0.11 ($0.14) ($0.08)
Amortization of intangible assets 757 225 1,177 676 Equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes $0.12 $0.11 $0.32 $0.34
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of RivieraWaves and Hillcrest Labs business, investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies, and deal costs and write off of an acquired lease related the Hillcrest Labs transaction $0.07 $0.01 $0.11 $0.04
Total operating expenses 20,971 17,255 56,939 53,927 Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $0.22 $0.23 $0.29 $0.30
Operating income (loss) (267) 2,152 (5,382) (3,417)
Financial income, net 603 831 2,299 2,535
Income (loss) before taxes on income 336 2,983 (3,083) (882)
 Taxes on income (tax benefit) (439) 440 (49) 847
Net income (loss) $  775 $  2,543 ($3,034) ($1,729)
Basic net income (loss) per share $0.04 $0.12 ($0.14) ($0.08)
Diluted net income (loss) per share $0.03 $0.11 ($0.14) ($0.08)
Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of net income (loss) per share (in thousands):
Basic 21,953 21,997 21,936 22,091
Diluted 22,404 22,428 21,936 22,091

 

CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME – U.S. GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data Three months  ended Nine months ended (U.S. Dollars in thousands)
September 30 September 30
Three months ended Nine months ended 2019 2018 2019 2018 September 30, December 31,
September 30, September 30, Unaudited 2019 2018 (*)
2019 2018 2019 2018 Unaudited Unaudited 
Unaudited GAAP net income (loss)  $775 $2,543 ($3,034) ($1,729) ASSETS
Revenues: Equity-based compensation expense included in cost of revenue   168   155   464   480 Current assets:
Licensing and related revenues $  11,269 $  9,786 $33,084 $29,907 Equity-based compensation expense included in research and development expenses   1,494   1,246   4,314   3,874 Cash and cash equivalents $           14,851 $           22,260
Royalties 12,202 11,627 25,756 26,569 Equity-based compensation expense included in sales and marketing expenses   362   369   1,112   1,246 Marketable securities and short term bank deposits 127,453 123,608
Equity-based compensation expense included in general and administrative expenses   728   697   1,957   2,483 Trade receivables, net 7,967 9,971
Total  revenues 23,471 21,413 58,840 56,476 Income tax benefit related to equity-based compensation expenses (129) (118) (473) (400) Unbilled receivables 18,846 16,185
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of RivieraWaves and Hillcrest Labs business, investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies, and deal costs and write off of an acquired lease related the Hillcrest Labs transaction 1,680 303 2,258 937 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,682 5,264
Cost of revenues 2,767 2,006 7,283 5,966 Non-GAAP net income $5,078 $5,195 $6,598 $6,891 Total current assets 174,799 177,288
Long-term assets:
Gross profit 20,704 19,407 51,557 50,510 Bank deposits 5,330 21,864
GAAP weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted net income (loss) per share (in thousands) 2,404   22,428   21,936 22,091 Severance pay fund 9,732 9,026
Operating expenses: Weighted-average number of shares related to outstanding stock-based awards (in thousands) 489 390 850 897 Deferred tax assets, net 10,891 5,924
Research and development, net 13,873 11,897 38,593 35,756 Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted earnings per share, excluding the above (in thousands ) 22,893 22,818 22,786 22,988 Property and equipment, net 7,891 7,344
Sales and marketing 2,832 2,727 8,809 9,302 Operating lease right-of-use assets 10,688
General and administrative 3,509 2,406 8,360 8,193 GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share 0.03 $0.11 ($0.14) ($0.08) Goodwill 51,070 46,612
Amortization of intangible assets 757 225 1,177 676 Equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes $0.12 $0.11 $0.32 $0.34 Intangible assets, net 17,353 2,700
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of RivieraWaves and Hillcrest Labs business, investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies, and deal costs and write off of an acquired lease related the Hillcrest Labs transaction $0.07 $0.01 $0.11 $0.04 Other long term assets 6,171 6,505
Total operating expenses 20,971 17,255 56,939 53,927 Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $0.22 $0.23 $0.29 $0.30 Total assets $        293,925 $        277,263
Operating income (loss) (267) 2,152 (5,382) (3,417) LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Financial income, net 603 831 2,299 2,535
Current liabilities:
Income (loss) before taxes on income 336 2,983 (3,083) (882) Trade payables $           1,319 $           632
 Taxes on income (tax benefit) (439) 440 (49) 847 Deferred revenues 4,766 3,593
Accrued expenses and other payables 17,167 17,527
Net income (loss) $  775 $  2,543 ($3,034) ($1,729) Operating lease liabilities 2,442
Total current liabilities 25,694 21,752
Basic net income (loss) per share $0.04 $0.12 ($0.14) ($0.08)
Diluted net income (loss) per share $0.03 $0.11 ($0.14) ($0.08) Long-term liabilities:
Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of net income (loss) per share (in thousands): Accrued severance pay 10,447 9,632
Basic 21,953 21,997 21,936 22,091 Operating lease liabilities 7,879
Diluted 22,404 22,428 21,936 22,091 Other accrued liabilities 545
Total liabilities 44,565 31,384
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock: 22 22
Additional paid in-capital 225,483 223,250
Treasury stock (35,492) (39,132)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (22) (1,114)
Retained earnings 59,369 62,853
Total stockholders' equity 249,360 245,879
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $   293,925 $   277,263

CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts CEVA, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME – U.S. GAAP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (*) Derived from audited financial statements
U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data Three months  ended Nine months ended (U.S. Dollars in thousands)
September 30 September 30
Three months ended Nine months ended 2019 2018 2019 2018 September 30, December 31,
September 30, September 30, Unaudited 2019 2018 (*)
2019 2018 2019 2018 Unaudited Unaudited 
Unaudited GAAP net income (loss)  $775 $2,543 ($3,034) ($1,729) ASSETS
Revenues: Equity-based compensation expense included in cost of revenue   168   155   464   480 Current assets:
Licensing and related revenues $  11,269 $  9,786 $33,084 $29,907 Equity-based compensation expense included in research and development expenses   1,494   1,246   4,314   3,874 Cash and cash equivalents $           14,851 $           22,260
Royalties 12,202 11,627 25,756 26,569 Equity-based compensation expense included in sales and marketing expenses   362   369   1,112   1,246 Marketable securities and short term bank deposits 127,453 123,608
Equity-based compensation expense included in general and administrative expenses   728   697   1,957   2,483 Trade receivables, net 7,967 9,971
Total  revenues 23,471 21,413 58,840 56,476 Income tax benefit related to equity-based compensation expenses (129) (118) (473) (400) Unbilled receivables 18,846 16,185
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of RivieraWaves and Hillcrest Labs business, investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies, and deal costs and write off of an acquired lease related the Hillcrest Labs transaction 1,680 303 2,258 937 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,682 5,264
Cost of revenues 2,767 2,006 7,283 5,966 Non-GAAP net income $5,078 $5,195 $6,598 $6,891 Total current assets 174,799 177,288
Long-term assets:
Gross profit 20,704 19,407 51,557 50,510 Bank deposits 5,330 21,864
GAAP weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted net income (loss) per share (in thousands) 2,404   22,428   21,936 22,091 Severance pay fund 9,732 9,026
Operating expenses: Weighted-average number of shares related to outstanding stock-based awards (in thousands) 489 390 850 897 Deferred tax assets, net 10,891 5,924
Research and development, net 13,873 11,897 38,593 35,756 Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of diluted earnings per share, excluding the above (in thousands ) 22,893 22,818 22,786 22,988 Property and equipment, net 7,891 7,344
Sales and marketing 2,832 2,727 8,809 9,302 Operating lease right-of-use assets 10,688
General and administrative 3,509 2,406 8,360 8,193 GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share 0.03 $0.11 ($0.14) ($0.08) Goodwill 51,070 46,612
Amortization of intangible assets 757 225 1,177 676 Equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes $0.12 $0.11 $0.32 $0.34 Intangible assets, net 17,353 2,700
Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of RivieraWaves and Hillcrest Labs business, investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies, and deal costs and write off of an acquired lease related the Hillcrest Labs transaction $0.07 $0.01 $0.11 $0.04 Other long term assets 6,171 6,505
Total operating expenses 20,971 17,255 56,939 53,927 Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $0.22 $0.23 $0.29 $0.30 Total assets $        293,925 $        277,263
Operating income (loss) (267) 2,152 (5,382) (3,417) LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Financial income, net 603 831 2,299 2,535
Current liabilities:
Income (loss) before taxes on income 336 2,983 (3,083) (882) Trade payables $           1,319 $           632
 Taxes on income (tax benefit) (439) 440 (49) 847 Deferred revenues 4,766 3,593
Accrued expenses and other payables 17,167 17,527
Net income (loss) $  775 $  2,543 ($3,034) ($1,729) Operating lease liabilities 2,442
Total current liabilities 25,694 21,752
Basic net income (loss) per share $0.04 $0.12 ($0.14) ($0.08)
Diluted net income (loss) per share $0.03 $0.11 ($0.14) ($0.08) Long-term liabilities:
Weighted-average number of Common Stock used in computation of net income (loss) per share (in thousands): Accrued severance pay 10,447 9,632
Basic 21,953 21,997 21,936 22,091 Operating lease liabilities 7,879
Diluted 22,404 22,428 21,936 22,091 Other accrued liabilities 545
Total liabilities 44,565 31,384
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock: 22 22
Additional paid in-capital 225,483 223,250
Treasury stock (35,492) (39,132)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (22) (1,114)
Retained earnings 59,369 62,853
Total stockholders' equity 249,360 245,879
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $   293,925 $   277,263

 

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