Pixelworks Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of power efficient visual processing solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Mobile revenue increased 87% sequentially and 66% year-over-year to a new record
  • Iris visual processing solutions incorporated into five smartphones launched across four customers, including HMD’s Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2, and the TCL Plex
  • Video Delivery revenue grew sequentially and year-over-year, with increased contribution from Over-the-Air (OTA) solutions
  • Available video content in TrueCut formats expanded to more than 10,000 hours, with potential reach extended to over 100 million active daily users in China
  • TrueCut® Motion Grading recognized with second prestigious award, the Advanced Imaging Society’s (AIS) 2019 Entertainment Technology Lumiere Award

President and CEO of Pixelworks, Todd DeBonis, commented, “Our third quarter results played-out largely as expected, as we continued to execute strongly in mobile and across all other areas of the business. Revenue from mobile increased 66% year-over-year to a new record, and we recorded the first commercial revenue from both our Soft Iris solution and our 5th generation Iris visual processor.

“As a result of expanding Pixelworks’ portfolio of hardware and software-based visual display solutions, we have continued to generate increasing momentum on our mobile growth initiatives as well as key customer engagements. During the quarter, we announced design wins on five newly launched smartphones across four different OEMs, while also supporting active programs with key customers on their planned next-generation mobile devices.”

DeBonis concluded, “Looking forward, we are focused on our growth initiatives in mobile visual processing and our award winning TrueCut format, including a combination of previous smartphone wins as well as new engagements across an expanding set of mobile OEM customers and content platform providers. Although macroeconomic headwinds are contributing to prolonged inventory corrections within our digital projector and video delivery businesses in the fourth quarter, we expect strong sequential growth in mobile following its record revenue contribution in the third quarter.”

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Revenue in the third quarter of 2019 was $18.1 million, compared to $18.0 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $21.5 million in the third quarter of 2018. Year-over-year, third quarter revenue reflects continued growth in the Company’s mobile and video delivery businesses, more than offset by below normal seasonal demand in the digital projector market.

On a GAAP basis, gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2019 was 51.8%, compared to 52.0% in the second quarter of 2019 and 52.3% in the third quarter of 2018. On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter 2019 gross profit margin was 53.9%, compared to 54.1% in the second quarter of 2019 and 54.7% in the third quarter of 2018.

GAAP operating expenses in the third quarter of 2019 were $11.8 million, compared to $11.7 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $10.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses in the third quarter of 2019 were $10.3 million, compared to $9.6 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $8.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

For the third quarter of 2019, the Company recorded a GAAP net loss of $2.3 million, or ($0.06) per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $2.4 million, or ($0.06) per share, in the second quarter of 2019, and GAAP net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018.

For the third quarter of 2019, the Company recorded a non-GAAP net loss of $0.5 million, or ($0.01) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $0.1 million, or ($0.00) per share, in the second quarter of 2019 and non-GAAP net income of $2.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2019 was $0.5 million, compared to $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $3.8 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2019, Pixelworks expects revenue to be in a range of between $15.0 million and $17.0 million. This range reflects weaker than previously expected demand related to inventory corrections in both the digital projector and video delivery markets due to the uncertain geopolitical macro environment, partially offset by continued strong sequential revenue growth in the mobile market. Additional guidance will be provided as part of the Company’s scheduled earnings conference call.

Conference Call Information

Pixelworks will host a conference call today, October 31, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed by calling 1-877-359-9508 and using passcode 1262279. A Web broadcast of the call can be accessed by visiting the Company's investor page at www.pixelworks.com. For those unable to listen to the live Web broadcast, it will be archived for at least 30 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available through Thursday, November 7, 2019, and can be accessed by calling 1-855-859-2056 and using passcode 1262279.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks provides industry-leading display processing and video delivery solutions and technology that enable highly authentic viewing experiences with superior visual quality. The Company has a 20-year history of delivering image processing innovation to providers of leading-edge consumer electronics, professional displays and video streaming services. Pixelworks is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.pixelworks.com.

Note: Pixelworks, the Pixelworks logo and TrueCut are registered trademarks of Pixelworks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release makes reference to non-GAAP gross profit margins, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, which exclude gain on sale of patents, deferred revenue fair value adjustment, inventory step-up and backlog amortization, amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring expenses, gain on extinguishment of convertible debt, and discount accretion on convertible debt fair value which are all required under GAAP as well as the tax effect of the non-GAAP adjustments. The press release also makes reference to and reconciles GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA, which Pixelworks defines as GAAP net income (loss) before interest income and other, net, income tax provision (benefit), depreciation and amortization, as well as the specific items listed above.

Pixelworks management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the business and establish its operational goals, review its operations on a period to period basis, for compensation evaluations, to measure performance, and for budgeting and resource allocation. Pixelworks management believes it is useful for the Company and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP information and non-GAAP financial measures to help assess the performance of Pixelworks’ continuing business and to evaluate Pixelworks’ future prospects. These non-GAAP measures, when reviewed together with the GAAP financial information, provide additional transparency and information for comparison and analysis of operating performance and trends. These non-GAAP measures exclude certain items to facilitate management’s review of the comparability of our core operating results on a period to period basis.

In calculating the above non-GAAP results, management specifically adjusted for certain items related to the acquisition of ViXS Systems, Inc., including deferred revenue fair value adjustment, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and impact of inventory step up, both related to fair valuing the items, restructuring expenses related to a reduction in workforce and facility closure and consolidations, gain on debt extinguishment, and accretion on convertible debt. Management considers these items as either limited in term or having no impact on Pixelworks’ cash flows, and therefore has excluded such items to facilitate a review of current operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.

Because the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial results as presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is included in this earnings release which is available in the investor relations section of the Pixelworks' website.

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