58% YoY increase in royalty revenue and 61% YoY increase in net income, Strategic licensing agreements with leading Asian customers
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 23, 2008 -- CEVA, Inc. ((NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)), a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for mobile handset, consumer electronics and storage applications, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2008 was $10.1 million, an increase of 18% compared to $8.5 million reported for the second quarter of 2007. Licensing revenue for the second quarter of 2008 was $6.0 million, an increase of 9% from $5.5 million reported for the second quarter of 2007. Royalty revenue for the second quarter of 2008 was $3.0 million, an increase of 58% from $1.9 million reported for the second quarter of 2007. Revenue from services for the second quarter of 2008 was $1.0 million, compared to $1.1 million reported for the second quarter of 2007.
Net income for the second quarter of 2008 was $0.7 million, compared to $0.4 million for the second quarter of 2007. Diluted net income per share for the second quarter of 2008 was $0.03 per share, compared to diluted net income of $0.02 per share for the second quarter of 2007.
During the second quarter of 2008, the Company concluded eight new license agreements. Seven agreements were for CEVA DSP cores, platforms and software, and one agreement was for CEVA Bluetooth technology. Target applications for customer deployment are LTE modems, 3G data cards, HSDPA handsets, satellite phones, two way radios, wireless connectivity, consumer electronics and gaming consoles. Geographically, seven of the eight deals concluded were in the Asia Pacific region and one was in Europe.
During the quarter, CEVA concluded two strategic licensing agreements with tier 1 OEMs for its DSP cores and platforms. A major, branded Asian OEM signed a comprehensive agreement for the latest CEVA-X DSP cores and platforms for the development of 3G data cards and 4G LTE applications. The second strategic agreement was signed with a major, branded Japanese OEM who extended its use of CEVA's DSPs to a range of consumer and portable electronics products. These two agreements are illustrative of CEVA's strategy of partnering with the world's leading semiconductors and OEMs to power a new range of end market products while maintaining the Company's traditionally strong presence in the cellular handset market.
Gideon Wertheizer, Chief Executive Officer of CEVA, stated: "During the second quarter of 2008, CEVA continued to expand its licensing activities and customer base in the handset market with strategic agreements in LTE and 3G data cards. We continue to see the introduction and adoption of new handsets enabled by our technologies which we believe will further contribute to our growth. We also are encouraged by the growing adoption of our technologies beyond cellular to wireless and consumer electronics applications."
Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer of CEVA, stated: "During the first half of 2008, CEVA achieved strong financial performance as compared to prior years. CEVA achieved an increase of 24% in revenue for the first six months of 2008 as compared to the same period in 2007, as well as a significant increase of 1400% in fully diluted EPS when comparing the same periods. The results for the first half of 2008 include a capital gain of $7.7 million, net of taxes, associated with CEVA's divestment of its equity interest in GloNov Inc. and a restructuring expense of $3.5 million associated with the termination of the Harcourt lease. We believe our strong pipeline of licensing deals and royalty revenue derived from the introduction of new CEVA-powered devices are indicative of our continued growth. During the second quarter of 2008, we generated positive cash flow of approximately $1.0 million, after taking into account $1.7 million of tax payments paid during the second quarter of 2008 associated with the capital gain from our equity divestment of GloNav Inc to NXP Semiconductors. As of June 30, 2008, CEVA's cash balances and marketable securities were $86.5 million and quarterly DSO levels were at 53 days."
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CEVA Conference Call
On July 23, 2008 CEVA, management will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. London time, to discuss the operating performance for the quarter.
The conference call will be available via the following dial-in numbers:
- US Participants: Dial 1-877-493-9121 (Access Code: CEVA)
- UK/Rest of World: Dial +44-800-032-3836 (Access Code: CEVA)
The conference call will also be available live via the Internet at the following link: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=49604
. Please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.
For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing 1-800-642-1687 (passcode: 54500819) for US domestic callers and +44-800-917-2646 (passcode: 54500819) for international callers from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on July 30, 2008. The replay will also be available at CEVA's web site http://www.ceva-dsp.com/.
About CEVA, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for mobile, consumer electronics and storage applications. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2007, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 225 million devices. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/