MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. July 26, 2006 - MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2006.
Revenue in the fourth quarter was $18.3 million, an increase of 5 percent over third quarter revenue of $17.5 million, and an increase of 28 percent from the $14.3 million in revenue reported in the fourth fiscal quarter a year ago.
Revenue from royalties was $10.4 million, an increase of 11 percent over the $9.3 million reported in the third quarter and an increase of 47 percent from the $7.1 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2005. Contract revenue was $7.9 million, a decrease of 3 percent from the $8.2 million reported in the third quarter and an increase of 10 percent from the $7.2 million reported in the fourth quarter a year ago.
Net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis was $4.5 million, compared with net income of $2.2 million in the third quarter and $4.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. GAAP net income per share on a diluted basis in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was $0.10, compared with GAAP net income per share of $0.05 in the third quarter and $0.09 in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Beginning in the September 2005 quarter, the company recognized equity-based compensation expense pursuant to the fair value method under SFAS 123R. This expense in the fourth quarter was $1.7 million. Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, which excludes the effect of the stock option expense, was $6.5 million or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $4.7 million or $0.10 per share in the third quarter and net income of $4.2 million or $0.09 per share in the fourth quarter of 2005. A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments is summarized in the tables below.
Total revenue for fiscal year 2006, ended June 30, 2006, was $64.1 million, an increase of 5 percent over the $61.2 million reported in fiscal 2005. Royalty revenue was $36.7 million, an increase of 22 percent over the $30.0 million in fiscal 2005. Contract revenue was $27.4 million, a decrease of 12 percent from the $31.2 million reported last year.
Fiscal 2006 net income on a GAAP basis was $5.8 million compared with a net income of $14.9 million in fiscal 2005. Fiscal 2006 net income per share on a diluted basis was $0.13 compared with net income per share of $0.33 in fiscal 2005. Fiscal 2006 non-GAAP net income, which excludes the effect of stock option expense of $10.5 million and a $570,000 charge for acquired in-process research and development cost was $16.8 million or $0.38 per share on a diluted basis compared to $15.2 million or $0.34 per share in fiscal 2005.
"We are pleased with our fourth quarter and fiscal 2006 financial results," said John Bourgoin, president and CEO. "Fourth quarter revenue was the highest quarterly revenue in the last five years, and higher than any quarter in our history excluding our early Nintendo video games royalties. We added a record number of new royalty-paying customers during the year as a direct result of strong licensing activity that began three years ago. Toshiba joined our list of 24KE™ family licensees and we anticipate they will use our cores to bolster their next-generation digital consumer products in digital television and set-top boxes."
"The successful launch of the multi-threaded 34K™ core family represented a significant milestone in fiscal 2006, and we continue to see interest build in this ground-breaking technology. What's more, we already have our first 34K customer, PMC-Sierra, sampling its MSP7100 residential gateway with a 200-300 percent advantage over single-threaded cores," said Bourgoin.
MIPS Technologies invites you to listen to management's discussion of Q4 and fiscal 2006 results and guidance for Q1 fiscal 2007 in a live conference call today beginning at 1:45 p.m. Pacific time. The conference call number is 210-234-0000, and the replay number is 203-369-1006, which will be available for 7 days, beginning shortly after the end of the conference call. The access code is 56852. An audio replay of the conference call will be posted on the company's website (www.mips.com/content/Corporate/InvestorRelations/ir) soon thereafter.
Q4 FY 2006 News Highlights:
From its founding more than 20 years ago, the MIPS® architecture has represented innovation and performance. Today, MIPS Technologies and its licensees continue to lead in system performance and innovative solutions for established and emerging markets. With multiple design teams actively developing the architecture, hundreds of successful implementations throughout the world, and a vibrant ecosystem of third-party tools and software, MIPS continues to be at the core of the user experience.
Following are selected press release headlines from MIPS Technologies, and the company's licensees, systems vendors and third party providers.
Digital Camera News
Zoran's MIPS-Based™ COACH Processor Powers World's First Digital Camera with HDMI and First Digital Camera with Portable Media Player Features from Samsung
DTV and STB News
Philips MIPS-Based™ Nexperia STB810 and NextVision Software to Expand Sky Brazil's Portfolio of TV Services
Metalink Adds the Benefits of 802.11n 5GHz WiFi to Philips Advanced TV, STB and DMA Reference Designs; MIPS-Based™ WLANPlus CPU Enhances Performance
Verimatrix Forensic Watermarking to Be Offered on Philips' Industry-Leading MIPS-Based™ Nexperia™ STB Reference Design
Sigma Powers Celrun's New Linux-Based Set-Top Box Set for Deployment by Hanaro; Sigma's Industry Leading MIPS-Based™ Media Processors Continue to Penetrate the IPTV market
Sigma's MIPS-Based™ SMP8634 Chip to Power USDTV's New Set-Top, Box Enabling Enhanced Video Capabilities including High-Definition, Advanced Codecs and Processing Power
USDTV Unveils Second-Generation Set-Top Box; New MIPS-Based™ Set-Top Box Becomes First Broadcast Media Center, Enables Value-Oriented Customers More Low-Cost Content Choices Improves Long-Term Competitive Advantage
Texas Instruments Brings More Consumer Features and High-Speed Interactivity to Cable Set-Top Boxes and Digital TVs; TI's New MIPS-Based™ DOCSIS Set-top Gateway (DSG) Silicon and Software Platform Enables an All-Digital Converged Cable Network
Zoran Powers Sanyo's New Television Products for US Market; Highly Integrated MIPS-Based™ SupraHD Processor Delivers High-Definition Television Broadcasts
Toshiba Spells Out Reference Platform Strategy for Digital TV Applications, Announces Highly Integrated MIPS-Based™ TC90400XBG/FG; SoCs Take Aim at Digital TV Applications With Support for Worldwide TV Standards
Tzero Unveils the MIPS-Based™ TZ 7000 -- Industry's First Wireless Solution that Delivers Broadcast-Quality Video
ViXS Systems Debuts Industry's First Video Processors Featuring High-Definition Transcoding Capabilities; MIPS-Based™ XCode 2121 & 2111 Give Consumer Device Manufacturers Full HD Video Support Combined with a Powerful Content Protection Engine Supporting Multiple DRM Formats
Broadcom Receives 2006 'Product Line Strategy' Award From frost & Sullivan; Industry-Leading MIPS-Based™ Broadcom® Solutions Demonstrate the Most Insight into Customer Needs and Product Demands
Mentor Graphics' Nucleus RTOS and EDGE Tool Suite Support MIPS32® 34K™ Family of Processor Cores
Media Server and Gateway News
Broadcom Debuts Powerful MIPS-Based™ ADSL2+ Gateway Chip for Next-Generation Customer Premise Equipment
Infineon Launches Breakthrough MIPS-Based™ Single-Chip Home Gateway; Integrates ADSL2+ and Converged Broadband Value Added Services to Reduce System Chip Count Up to 60 Percent
PMC-Sierra Announces Enhanced Carrier-Class Multi-Service Residential Gateway Solution Powered by Multithreaded 34K core
Entropic's Next Generation MIPS-Based™ c.LINK™ Improves Price/Performance for Digital Entertainment Networks
Portable Media Player and Game Console News
Actions Introduces New Video Technology; Next Generation MIPS-Based™ SoC Supports Direct Streaming Video Playback
Innova Card Reinforces its Secure Solutions for Banking Certifications
Hanchang System Corp. Chooses Innova Card and its Platform USIP® for the Design of New Payment Terminals
Vernier Networks Extends Product Portfolio with The Edge Wall 8800 Platform Utilizing Cavium Networks' Octeon™ Multi-Core MIPS64® Processors
SOHO and Wireless News
Lenovo Pairs Laptops with Wireless Routers Featuring Atheros MIPS-Based™ Technology for First-Time Bundled Solutions
Cavium Networks Introduces Highest Performance Line of MIPS-Based™ Multi-function Accelerator Cards for Network Appliances and Storage Applications
New Mitel IP Phones Leverage Texas Instruments' MIPS-Based™ VoIP Technology for Enhanced Features in the Enterprise
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MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC developers, and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies, Inc. and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. MIPS Technologies, Inc. is based in Mountain View, Calif., and can be reached at 650-567-5000 or www.mips.com. Investor relations questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.