EZchip Announces First Quarter 2013 Results
YOKNEAM, Israel, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: EZCH), a leader in Ethernet network processors, today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
First Quarter 2013 Highlights:
- First quarter revenues of $15.3 million
- Gross margin reached 80.8% on a GAAP basis and 81.3% on a non-GAAP basis
- Net income, on a GAAP basis, was $3.5 million (23% of revenues)
- Net income, on a non-GAAP basis, was $6.7 million (44% of revenues)
- Non-GAAP operating cash flow of $6.8 million
- Net cash at end of quarter was $174.3 million
First Quarter 2013 Results:
Total revenues in the first quarter of 2013 were $15.3 million, an increase of 6% compared to $14.4 million in the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of 1% compared to $15.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Net income, on a GAAP basis, for the first quarter of 2013 was $3.5 million, or $0.12 per share (diluted), compared to net income of $5.1 million, or $0.18 per share (diluted), in the first quarter of 2012, and net income of $4.8 million, or $0.17 per share (diluted), in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Net income, on a non-GAAP basis, for the first quarter of 2013 was $6.7 million, or $0.23 per share (diluted), compared to non-GAAP net income of $7.8 million, or $0.27 per share (diluted), in the first quarter of 2012, and non-GAAP net income of $7.8 million, or $0.26 per share (diluted), in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and deposits as of March 31, 2013, totaled $174.3 million, compared to $168.0 million as of December 31, 2012. Cash generated from operations was $6.8 million, cash used in investing activities was $0.5 million, and cash provided by financing activities (resulting from the exercise of options) was $0.05 million.
Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip, commented, “We are pleased to report that all our NP-4 customers are now in production and have begun placing production orders. Additional platforms are in final development stages and we believe that by the end of the year substantially all NP-4 based platforms at all customers will be in production. NP-4 revenues are ramping and are now at a run rate that exceeds the NP-3 by far and we believe the ramping will continue to increase significantly in the next few years.
We are also excited to report that NP-5 taped out last month after two years of extensive development. This is a major milestone for the company. We expect samples in June and are on target to move the NP-5 to production next year and believe that substantially all NP-4 customers will adopt the NP-5.
During the quarter we continued to get strong customer feedback on the NPS, our Network Processor for Smart networks, which our customers report will be a game changer. There is strong interest from both carrier and data center customers to use the NPS in their next generation platforms and we believe that we will sign a selected number of tier one customers before the part samples. We have selected TSMC’s 28nm process for the NPS and we intend to sell the NPS directly to all customers, thereby shifting from the business model we applied for the NP-3, NP-4 and NP-5 where we used a royalty-based model for a certain customer.”
The Company will be hosting a conference call later today, May 8, 2013, at 10:00am ET, 7:00am PT, 3:00pm UK time and 5:00pm Israel time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results, and will be available to answer investor questions.
To participate through the live webcast, please access the investor relations section of the Company’s web site at: http://www.ezchip.com/investor_relations.htm, at least 10 minutes before the conference call commences. If you would like to ask a question on the call, please contact the investor relations team for the telephone dial in numbers.
For those unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay of the webcast will be available the day after the call under the ‘Investor Relations’ section of the website.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this release of operating results also contains non-GAAP financial measures, which EZchip believes are the principal indicators of the operating and financial performance of its business. The non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effects of stock-based compensation expenses recorded in accordance with FASB ASC 718 and amortization of intangible assets. Management believes the non-GAAP financial measures provided are useful to investors’ understanding and assessment of the Company’s on-going core operations and prospects for the future, as the charges eliminated are not part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as a basis for strategic decisions, forecasting future results and evaluating the Company’s current performance. However, such measures should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measures are provided in the schedules attached to this release.
EZchip is a fabless semiconductor company that provides Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. EZchip provides solutions that scale from a few to hundreds of Gigabits-per-second. EZchip’s network processors provide great flexibility and high performance coupled with superior integration and power efficiency for a wide range of applications in carrier, cloud and data center network equipment. For more information on our company, visit the web site at http://www.ezchip.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. These statements are only predictions based on EZchip’s current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause EZchip’s actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Those factors include, but are not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, competitive products, product demand and market acceptance risks, customer order cancellations, reliance on key strategic alliances, fluctuations in operating results, delays in development of highly-complex products and other factors indicated in EZchip’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For more details, refer to EZchip’s SEC filings and the amendments thereto, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on March 21, 2013 and its Current Reports on Form 6-K. EZchip undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in our expectations, except as may be required by law.
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EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2012 ---- ---- ---- Revenues $15,296 $15,207 $14,415 Cost of revenues 2,941 2,555 2,179 Gross profit 12,355 12,652 12,236 Operating expenses: Research and development, net 6,098 5,180 4,534 Selling, general and administrative 3,257 3,220 3,167 ----- ----- ----- Total operating expenses 9,355 8,400 7,701 Operating income 3,000 4,252 4,535 Financial income, net 510 587 597 --- --- --- Net income $3,510 $4,839 $5,132 ====== ====== ====== Net income per share: Basic $0.12 $0.17 $0.19 Diluted $0.12 $0.17 $0.18 Weighted average shares used in per share calculation: Basic 28,394,665 28,233,299 27,525,386 Diluted 28,881,145 28,869,499 28,517,609
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures (U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2012 ---- ---- ---- GAAP gross profit $12,355 $12,652 $12,236 Stock-based compensation 73 74 77 Non-GAAP gross profit $12,428 $12,726 $12,313 ------- ------- ------- GAAP gross profit as percentage of revenues 80.8% 83.2% 84.9% ---- ---- ---- Non-GAAP gross profit as percentage of revenues 81.3% 83.7% 85.4% ---- ---- ---- GAAP operating expenses $9,355 $8,400 $7,701 Stock-based compensation: Research and development (1,825) (1,563) (1,361) Selling, general and administrative (1,327) (1,265) (1,144) Amortization of intangible assets Selling, general and administrative -- (51) (51) Non-GAAP operating expenses $6,203 $5,521 $5,145 ------ ------ ------ GAAP operating income $3,000 $4,252 $4,535 Non-GAAP operating income $6,225 $7,205 $7,168 ------ ------ ------ GAAP net income $3,510 $4,839 $5,132 Stock-based compensation 3,225 2,902 2,582 Amortization of purchased intangible assets -- 51 51 Non-GAAP net income $6,735 $7,792 $7,765 ------ ------ ------ Non-GAAP net income per share - Diluted $0.23 $0.26 $0.27 Non-GAAP weighted average shares - Diluted* 29,868,370 29,634,765 29,144,661
* In calculating diluted non-GAAP net income per share, the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expenses in accordance with FASB ASC 718.
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (U.S. Dollars in thousands) March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 (Unaudited) (Audited) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and deposits $174,288 $167,968 Trade receivables, net 6,057 4,813 Other receivables 4,325 4,305 Inventories 5,150 4,523 Total current assets 189,820 181,609 NON CURRENT ASSETS: Severance pay fund 6,416 6,066 Long term investment and others 353 358 Total non current assets 6,769 6,424 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET 1,433 1,285 INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET 1,131 1,000 GOODWILL 96,276 96,276 TOTAL ASSETS $295,429 $286,594 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Trade payables $1,330 $571 Other payables and accrued expenses 6,259 5,401 Total current liabilities 7,589 5,972 ACCRUED SEVERANCE PAY 7,334 6,977 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY: Share capital 161 161 Additional paid-in capital 316,002 312,723 Accumulated other comprehensive income 859 787 Accumulated deficit (36,516) (40,026) Total shareholders' equity 280,506 273,645 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $295,429 $286,594
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. Selected Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Data on a Non-GAAP Basis (U.S. Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, December 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2012 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $3,510 $4,839 $5,132 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 155 183 143 Decrease (increase) in trade and other receivables, net (1,174) (1,878) 681 Decrease (increase) in inventory (627) 948 (1,178) Increase (decrease) in trade payables and other accrued liabilities, net 1,666 138 (463) Stock-based compensation 3,225 2,902 2,582 Net cash provided by operating activities 6,755 7,132 6,897 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchase of property and equipment (345) (239) (336) Purchase of technology (131) -- -- Net cash used in investing activities (476) (239) (336) Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from exercise of options 54 1,027 11,415 Net cash provided by financing activities 54 1,027 11,415 Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities, net (13) (33) 478 Increase in cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and deposits 6,320 7,887 18,454 Cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and deposits at the beginning of the period 167,968 160,081 126,770 Cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and deposits at the end of the period $174,288 $167,968 $145,224
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