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Sigma Designs, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sigma Designs, Inc.® (NASDAQ:SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Connected Smart TV platforms and smart home Internet of Things (IoT), today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2018, which ended October 28, 2017.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $33.9 million. This compares with net revenue of $39.5 million reported in the previous quarter, and net revenue of $62.7 million in the same period in fiscal 2017. 

GAAP gross margin in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was 50.5%.  This compares with GAAP gross margin of 47.6% in the previous quarter, and GAAP gross margin of 49.4% for the same period in fiscal 2017. 

Non-GAAP gross margin in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was 54.7%.  This compares with non-GAAP gross margin of 48.1% in the previous quarter, and non-GAAP gross margin of 51.0% for the same period in fiscal 2017.

GAAP operating expenses in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 were $36.0 million, which includes an impairment charge of $5.5 million. This compares with GAAP operating expenses of $29.8 million in the previous quarter, and GAAP operating expenses of $28.8 million for the same period in fiscal 2017.

Non-GAAP operating expenses in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 were $27.8 million. This compares with non-GAAP operating expenses of $26.1 million in the previous quarter, and non-GAAP operating expenses of $26.7 million for the same period in fiscal 2017. 

GAAP operating loss in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was ($18.9) million.  This compares with a GAAP operating loss of ($11.0) million in the previous quarter, and GAAP operating income of $2.2 million for the same period in fiscal 2017.

Non-GAAP operating loss in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was ($9.3) million.  This compares with a non-GAAP operating loss of ($7.1) million in the previous quarter, and non-GAAP operating income of $5.3 million for the same period in fiscal 2017.

GAAP net loss in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was ($19.1) million, or ($0.49) per share.  This compares with a GAAP net loss of ($12.7) million, or ($0.33) per share, in the previous quarter, and GAAP net income of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share, for the same period in fiscal 2017. 

Non-GAAP net loss in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was ($9.6) million, or ($0.25) per share.  This compares with a non-GAAP net loss of ($8.8) million, or ($0.23) per share, in the previous quarter, and non-GAAP net income of $3.3 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the same period in fiscal 2017. 

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.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), Sigma also reports non-GAAP financial measures, as Sigma believes that evaluating its ongoing operating results may be difficult if limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Therefore, non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation, but should be considered together with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financials measures.  The Company presents non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate its operating results in a manner that focuses on what management believes to be its core, ongoing business operations. Furthermore, non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures as those utilized by other companies; specifically, non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently than other companies. Investors should, therefore, exercise caution when comparing non-GAAP financial measures used by Sigma to similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures of other companies. Sigma intends to calculate the various non-GAAP financial measures in future periods consistent with how they were calculated for the periods presented within this press release.

Sigma’s non-GAAP financial measures exclude amortization of acquired intangibles, stock-based compensation, one-time legal and other professional fee expenses, net gain on the sale of and impairment of privately-held investments, impairment of purchased IP, mask sets used in production and one-time restructuring charges.  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 Sigma’s operating results in the same manner as the research analysts that follow Sigma’s progress, all of whom present non-GAAP projections in their published reports. 

Sigma uses non-GAAP measures to evaluate and assess its performance and operating results on a consistent basis, and to measure and compare its performance with the financial projections published by analysts as well as its direct competitors in the industry, many of whom report financial results on a non-GAAP basis.  The economic substance behind its decision to use non-GAAP measures is that such measures approximate its controllable operating performance more closely than the most directly comparable GAAP financial results.  For example, Sigma’s management has no control over certain variables that have a major influence in the determination of stock-based compensation. These variables include the volatility of its stock price and changing interest rates.  Sigma believes that all of these excluded expenses in its non-GAAP financial measures 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. Sigma believes that the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency and comparability with past reports and provides a better understanding of the overall performance of the business and its ability to perform in subsequent periods.

Sigma Designs and Z-Wave are registered trademark of Sigma Designs, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs, Inc.® (NASDAQ:SIGM) is a world leader in enabling smart home convergence. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading Connected Smart TV platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) for smart home devices. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit: www.sigmadesigns.com.

Investor Relations Contacts:
Jim Fanucchi
Darrow Associates, Inc.
(408) 404-5400
[email protected]

Elias Nader, CFO, SVP and Corporate Secretary
Sigma Designs, Inc.
(510) 897-0077
[email protected]

 
SIGMA DESIGNS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(GAAP)
 
(In thousands)
       
  October 28,   January 28,
  2017   2017
Assets      
       
Current Assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $69,219   $66,425
Short-term marketable securities   4,781
Restricted cash 325   303
Accounts receivable, net 19,628   35,860
Inventory 13,679   18,147
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,869   8,017
Total current assets 110,720   133,533
       
Software, equipment and leasehold improvements, net 18,135   18,523
Intangible assets, net 21,957   30,744
Goodwill 10,594   10,594
Deferred tax assets 741   625
Long-term investments 910   2,000
Other non-current assets 4,138   5,755
       
Total assets $167,195   $201,774
       
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity      
       
Current Liabilities:      
Accounts payable $14,478   $14,230
Accrued compensation and related benefits 10,020   8,127
Accrued liabilities 16,147   13,607
Total current liabilities 40,645   35,964
       
Other long-term liabilities 18,655   22,264
Total liabilities 59,300   58,228
       
Shareholders’ equity 107,895   143,546
       
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $167,195   $201,774
       

 

 
SIGMA DESIGNS, INC.
 UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(GAAP)
(In thousands, except per share data)
                   
  Three months ended   Nine months ended
   October 28,
2017
 
   July 29,
2017 
   October 29,
2016
 
   October 28,
2017
 
   October 29,
2016
 
               
Net revenue $ 33,862     $ 39,508     $ 62,729     $ 112,934     $ 177,820  
Cost of revenue   16,746       20,688       31,734       58,374       93,242  
Gross profit   17,116       18,820       30,995       54,560       84,578  
Gross margin percent   50.5 %     47.6 %     49.4 %     48.3 %     47.6 %
                   
Operating expenses:                  
Research and development   17,218       17,993       18,264       53,380       56,255  
Sales and marketing   7,012       5,113       5,984       17,498       17,646  
General and administrative   5,744       4,945       4,578       15,899       14,536  
Restructuring charges   563       1,723             2,529        
Impairment of IP, mask sets and design tools   5,463                   8,469       300  
Total operating expenses   36,000       29,774       28,826       97,775       88,737  
                   
(Loss) income from operations   (18,884 )     (10,954 )     2,169       (43,215 )     (4,159 )
Interest and other income (expense), net   147       (758 )     179       (1,076 )     (157 )
                   
(Loss) income before income taxes   (18,737 )     (11,712 )     2,348       (44,291 )     (4,316 )
Provision for income taxes   347       965       2,127       2,329       5,283  
                   
Net (loss) income $ (19,084 )   $ (12,677 )   $ 221     $ (46,620 )   $ (9,599 )
                   
Net (loss) income per share:                  
Basic $ (0.49 )   $ (0.33 )   $ 0.01     $ (1.22 )   $ (0.26 )
Diluted $ (0.49 )   $ (0.33 )   $ 0.01     $ (1.22 )   $ (0.26 )
Shares used in computing net loss per share:                  
Basic   38,632       38,289       37,666       38,359       37,241  
Diluted   38,632       38,289       38,001       38,359       37,241  
           

 

 
SIGMA DESIGNS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP NET (LOSS) INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
                   
  Three months ended   Nine months ended
  October 28,   July 29,   October 29,   October 28,   October 29,
  2017 2017 2016 2017 2016
                   
GAAP Net Revenue $ 33,862     $ 39,508     $ 62,729     $ 112,934     $ 177,820  
                   
Non-GAAP Net Revenue $ 33,862     $ 39,508     $ 62,729     $ 112,934     $ 177,820  
                   
GAAP Cost of Revenue $ 16,746     $ 20,688     $ 31,734     $ 58,374     $ 93,242  
Items reconciling GAAP Cost of Revenue to Non-GAAP:                  
Stock based compensation expense   (56 )     (54 )     (61 )     (167 )     (239 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles   (145 )     (145 )     (938 )     (435 )     (2,827 )
Impairment of IP, mask sets and design tools   (1,200 )                 (1,200 )      
GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments   (1,401 )     (199 )     (999 )     (1,802 )     (3,066 )
Non-GAAP Cost of Revenue $ 15,345     $ 20,489     $ 30,735     $ 56,572     $ 90,176  
                   
GAAP Gross Profit $ 17,116     $ 18,820     $ 30,995     $ 54,560     $ 84,578  
GAAP Gross Margin %   50.5 %     47.6 %     49.4 %     48.3 %     47.6 %
Non-GAAP Gross Profit $ 18,517     $ 19,019     $ 31,994     $ 56,362     $ 87,644  
Non-GAAP Gross Margin %   54.7 %     48.1 %     51.0 %     49.9 %     49.3 %
                   
GAAP Operating Expenses $ 36,000     $ 29,774     $ 28,826     $ 97,775     $ 88,737  
Items reconciling GAAP Operating Expenses to Non-GAAP:                  
Stock based compensation expense   (1,188 )     (1,180 )     (1,432 )     (3,840 )     (4,897 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles   (430 )     (431 )     (692 )     (1,292 )     (2,087 )
Impairment of IP, mask sets and design tools   (5,463 )                 (8,469 )     (300 )
Legal and other professional expenses   (559 )     (305 )           (1,003 )     (11 )
Restructuring charges   (563 )     (1,723 )           (2,529 )      
GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments   (8,203 )     (3,639 )     (2,124 )     (17,133 )     (7,295 )
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses $ 27,797     $ 26,135     $ 26,702     $ 80,642     $ 81,442  
                   
GAAP Other Income (Expense) and Tax $ (200 )   $ (1,723 )   $ (1,948 )   $ (3,405 )   $ (5,440 )
Items reconciling GAAP Other Income (Expense) and Tax to Non-GAAP:                  
(Gain on sale) impairment of privately held instruments, net   (110 )           1       (110 )     885  
GAAP to Non-GAAP adjustments   (110 )           1       (110 )     885  
Non-GAAP Other Income (Expense) and Tax $ (310 )   $ (1,723 )   $ (1,947 )   $ (3,515 )   $ (4,555 )
                   
Non-GAAP Net (loss) income $ (9,590 )   $ (8,839 )   $ 3,345     $ (27,795 )   $ 1,647  
                   
Non-GAAP Net (loss) income per share:                  
Basic $ (0.25 )   $ (0.23 )   $ 0.09     $ (0.72 )   $ 0.04  
Diluted $ (0.25 )   $ (0.23 )   $ 0.09     $ (0.72 )   $ 0.04  
Shares used in computing Non-GAAP net (loss) income per share:                  
Basic   38,632       38,289       37,666       38,359       37,241  
Diluted   38,632       38,289       38,001       38,359       37,626  
           

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