FREMONT, Calif. -- Jan 28, 2009 -- Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, today reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2008.
Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was $11.3 million, compared with $14.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 and $15.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. License revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was $8.5 million, compared with $10.8 million for the same period a year ago and $12.1 million for the prior quarter. Royalties for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 were $2.8 million, compared with $3.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 and $3.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
As reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was $2.6 million, or ($0.11) per share, compared with net income of $1.1 million, or $0.05 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 and net loss of $47,000 or ($0.00) per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
Excluding the effects of FAS123R expenses, acquisition related expenses and amortization of intangibles, the company would have reported a net loss of $1.4 million, or ($0.06) per share. The reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP financial results includes $75,000 of stock-based compensation expense and $2.0 million of amortization of intangibles and other acquisition related charges reduced by $922,000 tax effect for a net total of $1.2 million.
"Our first quarter fiscal 2009 proved to be challenging. We began with a solid backlog and strong sales pipeline, but the rapid decline of the semiconductor industry impacted our business towards the end of the quarter," said Dr. Alex Shubat, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Virage Logic. "A number of customers delayed orders that we now expect will close in the next one to two quarters. We also experienced a small number of cancellations, something the company has never seen before. Our decline in royalties is attributed to lower wafer starts at our major foundry partners."
"Last week we announced a restructure that will increase efficiencies as part of our on-going transformation. We consolidated two smaller research and development (R&D) sites into four major R&D centers and realigned our sales resources to market opportunities. We expect to realize approximately a 13% reduction in labor expenses and additional overhead savings from site consolidations."
"The combination of our strong cash position and the transformational efforts to date allows us to take advantage of the economic environment and execute on both organic and inorganic growth initiatives.
- Broadening our product portfolio. We announced earlier this week the acquisition of silicon proven standards-based IP and development expertise: PCIe, HDMI and MIPI that are used in AMD's extensive graphics processor product line. These products will substantially increase our Interface IP portfolio.
- Being first-to-market with next generation advanced technology products. At the 32-nanometer (nm) process node, we began shipping front ends of our SiWare(TM) Memory products. At the 40/45nm process node, we added blue chip customers for our Intelli(TM) DDR3 product. We also received record orders with the latest release of our STAR(TM) Memory System."
"In summary, despite the current economic uncertainty, we remain confident that executing our transformation initiatives will enable us to retain our leadership position. We anticipate second quarter fiscal 2009 revenues of $11.25 million to $12.75 million and non-GAAP loss per share of ($0.06) to $0.00 per share. The company expects to realize, before tax, approximately $2.2 to $2.4 million in non-GAAP expenses comprised of FAS123R stock compensation, acquisition related and restructuring expenses."
Although this news release will be available on the company's website, the company disclaims any duty or intention to update these or any other forward-looking statements.
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Virage Logic's management will hold a teleconference on first-quarter fiscal 2009 results at 1:30 p.m. PACIFIC / 4:30 p.m. EASTERN today, January 28, 2009. Participants can access the call by dialing (888) 413-9033 (domestic) or (706) 679-5076 (international) or can listen via a live Internet webcast, which can be found on the Investor Relations page of the Virage Logic website at www.viragelogic.com. A replay of the call will be available at (800) 642-1687 (domestic) or (706) 645-9291 (international), access number 81589587 through January 31, 2009; and the webcast can be accessed at www.viragelogic.com for 30 days.
About Virage Logic
Virage Logic is a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for the design of complex integrated circuits. The company's highly differentiated product portfolio includes embedded SRAMs, embedded NVMs, embedded test and repair, logic libraries, memory development software, and interface IP solutions. As the industry's trusted semiconductor IP partner, foundries, IDMs and fabless customers rely on Virage Logic to achieve higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield, as well as shorten time-to-market and time-to-volume. For further information, visit www.viragelogic.com.