O2Micro Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:00am EDT

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GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, reported its financial results today for the third quarter of 2012, ending September 30, 2012.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter ending September 30, 2012:

O2Micro International Limited reported Q3 2012 revenue of $22.8 million. Revenue was down 19% sequentially and down 29% from the comparable year-ago quarter. The gross margin in the third quarter of 2012 was 54.5%. The gross margin was down from 55.7% in the prior quarter and down from 55.5% in the third quarter of 2011. The gross margin remains in our target range and varies primarily with revenue level and product mix. During the third quarter of 2012, the company recorded total GAAP operating expenses of $17.3 million, compared to $27.2 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $16.5 million in the year-ago Q3 period. The respective GAAP operating margins for the third quarter of 2012, the second quarter of 2012, and third quarter of 2011 were (21.2%), (40.3%), and 3.9%.

GAAP net loss was $4.3 million in Q3 2012. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $10.9 million in the second quarter of 2012 and GAAP net income of $1.4 million in Q3 2011. GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS was $0.14 in Q3 2012. This compares to a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.35 in Q2 2012 and GAAP net income per fully diluted ADS of $0.04 in Q3 2011.

Financial Highlights for the Nine Months ending September 30, 2012:

O2Micro International Limited reported revenue of $80.8 million for the nine months ending September 30, 2012. This was down 15.5% from $95.6 million in the comparable nine months of 2011. The gross margin was 55.6% for the first nine months of 2012 and 57.4% during the corresponding period of 2011. GAAP operating expenses were $61.6 million and $47.4 million in the first nine months of 2012 and 2011, respectively. The respective GAAP operating margins for the comparable periods were (20.6%) and 7.9%. Pretax loss from continuing operations was $15.2 million in the first nine months of 2012. This compares to pretax income from continuing operations of $8.5 million in the first nine months of 2011. GAAP net loss was $15.2 million in the first nine months of 2012. This compares to GAAP net income of $7.5 million in the comparable period of 2011. The GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS was $0.48 in the first nine months of 2012. This compares to GAAP net earnings per fully diluted ADS of $0.22 in the corresponding first nine months of 2011.

The year-to-year declines in revenue, GAAP income/loss from operations, and GAAP net income/loss reflect adverse global economic conditions and the litigation provision when compared with the year-ago.

Supplementary Data:

The company ended the third quarter of 2012 with $105.2 million in unrestricted cash and short-term investments or $3.42 per outstanding ADS. The accounts receivable balance was $11.6 million and represented 53 days sales outstanding at the end of Q3 2012. Inventory was $8.5 million or 73 days and turned over 5.0 times during Q3 2012. As of September 30, 2012, the company had $113.8 million in working capital and the book value was $162.4 million, or $5.28 per outstanding ADS.

As of September 30, 2012, O2Micro International Limited counted 824 employees, including 474 engineers.

Management Commentary:

Sterling Du, Chairman and CEO, commented, "Our third quarter results continue to reflect a difficult economic environment. Despite these conditions, we remain focused on our progress of shifting the mix of our business to our core strength of high-performance, analog integrated circuits. We also continue to focus on expense management to reach our near-term goal of a return to profitability. We expect continued softness in the fourth quarter and are forecasting sub-seasonal revenue levels. However, we continue to believe that several of our growth drivers will significantly contribute to revenue in future quarters."

Conference Call: O2Micro will hold its third quarter conference call today, October 31, 2012, at 6:00 a.m. PDT, 9:00 a.m. EDT. You may participate using the following dial-in information.

In the US and CANADA: 888-427-9376, passcode # 7949604
INTERNATIONAL participants: 719-325-2144, passcode # 7949604

A replay of the call will be available by phone for one week following the live call. The replay can be accessed using the following dial-in information.

In the US and CANADA: 888-203-1112, passcode # 7949604
INTERNATIONAL participants: 719-457-0820, passcode # 7949604

A live webcast will also be available on the company website at www.o2micro.com, and an online replay will be available on the company's website for one week.

About O2Micro

Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management and e-commerce components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, and Communications markets. Products include Intelligent Lighting, Battery Management, and Power Management.

O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 21,475 patent claims granted, and over 22,000 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.

O2Micro, the O2Micro logo, and combinations thereof are registered trademarks of O2Micro. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Statements made in this release that are not historical, including statements regarding O2Micro's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as reduced demand for products of electronic equipment manufacturers which include O2Micro's products due to adverse economic conditions in general or specifically affecting O2Micro's markets, technical difficulties and delays in the developments process, and errors in the products. You are also referred to the Form F-1 in connection with the company's initial public offering in August 2000, Form F-3 in connection with the company's public offering in November 2001, and the annual reports on Form 20-F, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

O2MICRO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(UNAUDITED)
(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Per Share Amounts)
 
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
    September 30,    September 30, 
    2012    2011    2012    2011 
     
NET SALES  $ 22,843  $ 32,046  $ 80,843  $ 95,617
         
COST OF SALES   10,390   14,265   35,933   40,696
         
GROSS PROFIT   12,453   17,781   44,910   54,921
         
OPERATING EXPENSES (INCOME)        
Research and development (1)  8,610  8,452  26,075  25,046
Selling, general and administrative (1)  8,692  8,094  26,165  23,213
Provision for litigation   --   --   9,422   --
Litigation income   --   --   (100)   (850)
Total Operating Expenses   17,302   16,546   61,562   47,409
         
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS   (4,849)   1,235  (16,652)   7,512
         
NON-OPERATING INCOME        
Interest income  448  320  1,324  883
Foreign exchange gain (loss) – net  (134)  207  (378)  7
Other – net   497   (12)   511   122
Total Non-operating Income     811   515   1,457   1,012
         
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAX  (4,038)  1,750  (15,195)  8,524
         
INCOME TAX EXPENSE   293   279   837   942
         
NET INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS  (4,331)  1,471  (16,032)  7,582
         
INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, NET OF TAX   14   (36)   817   (40)
         
NET INCOME (LOSS)   (4,317)  1,435  (15,215)   7,542
         
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME        
Foreign currency translation adjustments  249   (449)  510  626
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities  155   622  208  255 
Unrealized pension gain   4   4   12   12
Total Other Comprehensive Income   408   177   730   893
         
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)  $ (3,909)  $ 1,612  $ (14,485)  $ 8,435
         
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER ADS        
Continuing operations  $ (0.14)  $ 0.04  $ (0.51)  $ 0.23
Discontinued operations   --   --   0.03   --
   $ (0.14)  $ 0.04  $ (0.48)  $ 0.23
         
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER ADS        
Continuing operations  $ (0.14)  $ 0.04  $ (0.51)  $ 0.22
Discontinued operations   --   --   0.03   --
   $ (0.14)  $ 0.04  $ (0.48)  $ 0.22
         
ADS UNITS USED IN EARNINGS (LOSS) PER ADS CALCULATION:        
Basic (in thousands)   30,943   33,070   31,375   33,285
Diluted (in thousands)   30,943   33,678   31,375   34,121
         
(1) INCLUDES STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION CHARGE AS FOLLOWS:        
Research and development  $ 231  $ 236  $ 734  $ 976
Selling, general and administrative  $ 553  $ 614  $ 1,591  $ 1,918
 
 
 
O2MICRO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Share Amounts)
 
  September 30, December 31,
     2012     2011  
ASSETS (Unaudited) (Audited)
     
CURRENT ASSETS    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 20,573  $ 32,562
Restricted cash    176    169
Short-term investments    84,658    93,016
Accounts receivable – net    11,596    12,062
Inventories    8,516    7,926
Prepaid expenses and other current assets    2,303    2,228
Total Current Assets    127,822    147,963
     
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS    16,114    15,939
     
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT – NET   27,194   28,330
     
OTHER ASSETS    
Restricted assets    10,000    --
Intangible assets  1,311  1,565
Other Assets   4,230   4,614
Total Other Assets    15,541    6,179
     
TOTAL ASSETS   $186,671   $198,411
     
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
CURRENT LIABILITIES    
Notes and accounts payable   $ 5,090   $ 6,641
Income tax payable    682    606
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities    8,269    8,237
Total Current Liabilities    14,041    15,484
     
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES    
Accrued pension liabilities  625  628
Long-term income tax liabilities  66  66
Other liabilities   9,551   129
Total Other Long-Term Liabilities  10,242  823
     
Total Liabilities    24,283    16,307
     
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES    
     
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Preference shares at $0.00002 par value per share    
Authorized – 250,000,000 shares    --    --
Ordinary shares at $0.00002 par value per share    
Authorized – 4,750,000,000 shares    
Issued – 1,660,786,600 and 1,653,265,600 shares as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively    33    33
Additional paid-in capital   138,125   136,625
Retained earnings  27,443  42,658
Accumulated other comprehensive income  7,629  6,899
Treasury stock – 123,424,900 and 47,990,100 shares as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   (10,842 )   (4,111 )
Total Shareholders' Equity    162,388    182,104
     
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $186,671   $198,411
CONTACT: Scott L. Anderson
         Director of Investor Relations, O2Micro
         Phone: 408.987.5920, x8888
         Email: scott.anderson@o2micro.com