Revenue of $161.9 million and diluted net income per share of $1.28 for the first quarter
Los Altos, California, United States - 04/22/2010 - Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2010.
Revenue for the first quarter was $27.3 million, down 27.3% sequentially from the fourth quarter primarily due to the receipt of the withheld royalties related to the now vacated Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") order in the fourth quarter of 2008 as well as decreased royalties from technology licenses. Revenue for the first quarter of 2009 was down 31.2% from the first quarter last year primarily as a result of lower royalties due to the expiration of the Elpida patent license agreement at the end of the first quarter of 2008.
Revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was $161.9 million, up 425% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2009 and up 492% from the quarter a year ago, primarily due to the agreements signed with Samsung during the first quarter of 2010.
"The Samsung agreement was a transformational event driving record revenues this quarter," said Harold Hughes, president and chief executive officer at Rambus. "This agreement, along with the AMD license renewal, reflects a recognition of the ongoing value of our portfolio of patented innovations and demonstrates the momentum of our licensing efforts."
Samsung is expected to make payments to the Company totaling approximately $900.0 million over a five-year period in connection with the settlement agreements, which include the purchase of 9.6 million shares of Rambus common stock for $200.0 million. In the first quarter of 2010, the Company received cash consideration of $425.0 million from Samsung, recognized as follows:
- Revenue of $137.1 million
- Gain from settlement of $95.9 million
- Contingently redeemable common stock and stockholders’ equity of $192.0 million related to the 9.6 million of common stock issued to Samsung
The remaining $475.0 million is expected to be paid in successive quarterly payments of approximately $25.0 million (subject to adjustments per the terms of the license agreement), concluding in the last quarter of 2014.
Revenue and cash receipts resulting from the Samsung agreement for the first quarter of 2010 and future periods are expected to be recognized as follows (in millions):
| ||Q1 2010 ||Remainder |
|2011 ||2012 ||2013 ||2014 |
|Revenue ||$ 137.1 ||$ 44.1 ||$ 93.8 ||$ 100.0 ||$ 100.0 ||$ 100.0|
|Gain from settlement ||$ 95.9 ||$ 30.9 ||$ 6.2 ||$ -- ||$ -- ||$ -- |
|Purchase of common stock ||$ 192.0 ||$ -- ||$ -- ||$ -- ||$ -- ||$ -- |
|Total ||$ 425.0 ||$ 75.0 ||$ 100.0 ||$ 100.0 ||$ 100.0 ||$ 100.0 |
A comparison of the current quarter with the previous quarter and the prior year period is set out below:
Three Quarter Comparison
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
| ||Three Months Ended|
| ||March 31, |
|December 31, |
|Revenue: || || || |
| Royalties ||160.6 ||$ 30.2 ||$ 26.1|
| Contract revenue ||1.3 ||.0.6 ||1.2|
| Total revenue ||161.9 ||30.8 ||27.3|
|Costs and expenses: || || || |
| Cost of revenue ||1.9 ||1.4 ||2.2|
| Research and development ||21.7 ||17.0 ||17.8|
| Marketing, general and administrative ||31.5 ||28.6 ||37.1|
| Costs (recoveries) of restatement and related legal activities ||0.5 ||0.5 ||(13.6)|
| Gain from settlement ||(95.9) ||-- ||--|
| Total costs and expenses (recoveries) ||(40.3) ||47.5 ||43.5|
|Operating income (loss) ||202.2 ||(16.7) ||(16.2)|
| Interest and other income, net ||0.4 ||0.6 ||1.4|
| Interest expense ||(6.0) ||(7.8) ||(2.6)|
|Interest and other income (expense), net ||(5.6) ||(7.2) ||(1.2)|
|Income (loss) before income taxes ||196.6 ||(23.9) ||(17.4)|
|Provision for (benefit from) income taxes ||45.7 ||(0.6) ||-- |
|Net income (loss) ||$ 150.9 ||$ (23.3) ||$ (17.4)|
Total costs and expenses (recoveries) for the first quarter of 2010 were a recovery of $40.3 million, which included $95.9 million gain related to the Samsung settlement, $7.8 million of stock-based compensation expenses and $0.5 million for previous stock-based compensation restatement and related legal expenses. This is compared to total costs and expenses of $47.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, which included $7.6 million of stock-based compensation expenses and $0.5 million for previous stock-based compensation restatement and related legal expenses. General litigation expenses for the first quarter were $7.0 million, a decrease of $3.6 million from the fourth quarter of 2009.
Total costs and expenses in the first quarter of last year were $43.5 million, which included $8.4 million of stock-based compensation expenses and a net recovery of $13.6 million of previous stock-based compensation restatement and related legal expenses as a result of reimbursements from insurance carriers and settlement payments from former executives. General litigation expenses in the first quarter of 2010 decreased $11.0 million from the first quarter of 2009.
Interest and other expense, net, for the first quarter of 2010 was $5.6 million as compared to $7.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 and $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2009.
During the quarter ended March 31, 2010, the Company paid withholding taxes of $42.6 million to the Korean tax authorities. The Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $45.7 million for the first quarter of 2010, which is primarily comprised of the Korean taxes and alternative minimum taxes. As the Company continues to maintain a valuation allowance against its U.S. deferred tax assets, the Company's tax provision is based on its anticipated cash tax payments related to the quarter. By comparison, the Company recorded a tax benefit of $0.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 and a tax benefit of $7 thousand for the quarter ended March 31, 2009.
Net income for the first quarter of 2010 was $150.9 million as compared to a net loss of $23.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a net loss of $17.4 million in the first quarter of 2009. Diluted net income per share for the first quarter of 2010 was $1.28 as compared to a net loss per share of $0.22 in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a net loss per share of $0.17 for the first quarter of 2009.
Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities as of March 31, 2010 were $668.7 million, up approximately $208.5 million from December 31, 2009. During the first quarter of 2010, the Company received approximately $382.4 million related to the Samsung settlement agreement net of withholding taxes, offset by cash used to settle the $137.0 million in face value of the Zero Coupon Convertible Senior Notes due 2010 and to repurchase common stock with an aggregate value of $26.5 million.
The conference call discussing 2010 first quarter results will be webcast live via the Rambus Investor Relations website (http://investor.rambus.com) at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. A replay will be available following the call on Rambus’ Investor Relations website and for one week at the following numbers: (888) 203-1112 (domestic) or (719) 457-0820 (international) with ID# 68105210.
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies. Founded in 1990, the Company specializes in the invention and design of architectures focused on enhancing the end-user experience of computing, communications and consumer electronics applications. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.