Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) (the “Company” or “we”) announced its results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Total revenue for the third quarter of 2012 was $72.7 million. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $1.1 million, or $0.02 per basic share.
“During the third quarter of 2012, our Intellectual Property teams continued to demonstrate infringement of Tessera, Inc. and Invensas Corporation patents to many manufacturers. We look forward to new long-term licenses that will give our customers freedom of operation under our portfolios of patented ideas,” stated Robert A. Young, chief executive officer and president, Tessera Technologies, Inc. “We also successfully gained initial original equipment manufacturer adoption for our DIMM-IN-A-PACKAGETM solution for use in UltrabooksTM and tablets".
“Turning to our DigitalOptics segment, in the third quarter we made further progress towards our goal of shipping our MEMS autofocus technology in the fourth quarter. We also began construction of our optical component manufacturing site in Taiwan and began converting our production facility in Zhuhai, China to enable the manufacture of our next-generation MEMS camera modules, which we anticipate shipping in the first half of 2013.”
Third Quarter 2012
- Total revenue was $72.7 million.
- Intellectual Property segment revenue was $57.9 million.
- DigitalOptics segment revenue was $14.8 million.
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2012 was $72.7 million, compared to $59.3 million of total revenue in the third quarter of the prior year. Intellectual Property segment revenue for the third quarter of 2012 was $57.9 million, compared to $50.3 million in the third quarter of the prior year, which included a nonrecurring $1.0 million license fee. The year-over-year increase was due primarily to the payment from Amkor Technology, Inc. related to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce interim award, offset in part by declining royalty income from Micron Technology, Inc. and Powertech Technology Inc.
DigitalOptics segment revenue for the third quarter of 2012 was $14.8 million, compared to $9.0 million in the third quarter of the prior year. The increase was due primarily to camera module product sales from the Company’s recently acquired manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, China.
GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $1.1 million, or $0.02 per basic share, which included non-cash charges of $6.2 million for amortization of acquired intangibles and $4.0 million for stock-based compensation.
Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $6.5 million or $0.12 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income is defined as income and operating expenses adjusted for acquired intangibles amortization, charges for acquired in-process research and development, stock-based compensation expense, impairment charges on long-lived assets and goodwill, and related tax effects.
Nine-month Period Ended Sept. 30, 2012
- Total revenue was $180.8 million.
- Intellectual Property segment revenue was $149.9 million.
- DigitalOptics segment revenue was $30.9 million.
GAAP net loss for the nine-month period was $9.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the nine-month period was $14.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share.
Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $465.9 million at Sept. 30, 2012, a decrease of $8.9 million from June 30, 2012. In the third quarter of 2012, net cash provided by operations was $2.3 million. The Company purchased $6.3 million of property and equipment and $1.2 million of intellectual property in the third quarter of 2012. On Sept. 13, 2012, $5.2 million was paid to stockholders of record as of Aug. 23, 2012, for the quarterly $0.10 per share of common stock cash dividend.
Quarterly Cash Dividend
On Oct. 31, 2012, the board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter, payable on Dec. 13, 2012, for stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 22, 2012.
Prepared Remarks and Conference Call Information
Concurrently with the publication of its earnings press release, the Company will post to its website management’s prepared remarks regarding the Company’s quarterly performance. These prepared remarks are being made available in order to provide the investment community with additional time to analyze the Company’s results prior to the conference call. The third quarter 2012 earnings conference call will include brief remarks from management, followed by a Q&A session.
The Company will hold its third quarter 2012 earnings conference call at 2:00 P.M. Pacific (5:00 P.M. Eastern). To access the call in the U.S., please dial 888-723-9308, and for international callers dial 706-643-3789 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for 90 days at www.tessera.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the telephone replay in the U.S., please dial 855-859-2056. International callers please dial 404-537-3406. Enter access code 39819195.