- Q2 revenue up 16% year-over-year; royalty revenue increased 30% year-over-year
- Strong 4G licensing; three CEVA-XC agreements signed for LTE and LTE Advanced
- Worldwide cellular baseband market share increased to record high 29%
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2010 -- CEVA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for the mobile handsets, portable and consumer electronics markets, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was $10.6 million, an increase of 16% compared to $9.1 million reported for the second quarter of 2009. Second quarter of 2010 licensing revenue was $4.6 million, an increase of 7% compared to $4.3 million reported for the second quarter of 2009. Royalty revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was a record high $5.2 million, an increase of 30% over $4.0 million reported for the second quarter of 2009. Revenue from services for both the second quarter of 2010 and 2009 was $0.9 million.
Gideon Wertheizer, Chief Executive Officer of CEVA, stated: "We are extremely pleased with our achievements in the second quarter. Our worldwide market share in the handset cellular baseband space increased to a record 29%, and additional high-profile CEVA-powered product introductions by first-tier handset vendors will further increase our market share going forward.
Wertheizer added, "With substantial growth in data bandwidth requirements for mobile connectivity, we are experiencing strong demand from wireless industry leaders for our flagship CEVA-XC DSP to power their LTE user equipment and facilitate network upgrades. We are also encouraged by continued traction in the home entertainment markets as another first-tier manufacturer adopted our technology during the quarter."
U.S. GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2010 was $2.1 million, a decrease of 8% compared to $2.3 million reported for the same period in 2009. U.S. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2010 was $0.10, a decrease of 17% compared to $0.12 reported for the second quarter of 2009. U.S. GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2009 included a pre-tax capital gain of $1.9 million related to our equity divestment of GloNav, Inc. to NXP Semiconductors.
Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2010 reached all time highs of $2.7 million and $0.12, respectively, representing an increase of 59% and 50%, respectively, over the $1.7 million and $0.08 reported for the second quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2010 and 2009, excluded an aggregate equity-based compensation expense of $0.5 million and $0.7 million, respectively, and a pre-tax capital gain of $1.9 million and the applicable tax expense of $0.5 million, related to our equity divestment of GloNav for the second quarter of 2009.
During the quarter, the Company concluded nine new licensing agreements. All nine agreements were for CEVA DSP cores, platforms and software. Target applications for customer deployment are 3G and 4G handsets, mobile broadband, cellular base stations, VoIP gateways, Digital TVs and Blu-ray players. Geographically, four of the agreements signed were in the U.S., four were in Asia and one was in Europe.
Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer of CEVA, stated: "We continue to show consistent progress in our financial performance. Revenues for the quarter were at the high end of our guidance and set a new record for royalty revenues for the third successive quarter. In addition, we expanded our existing stock repurchase program with an additional two million shares of common stock available for repurchase, which represents approximately 10% of the Company's total outstanding shares. Finally, we continued to generate significant positive cash flow during the quarter. As of June 30, 2010, CEVA's cash balances, marketable securities and long term bank deposits were $108.6 million, after taking into consideration $1.2 million used for buyback activities."
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CEVA Conference Call
On July 28, 2010, 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 or 86099738)
- UK/Rest of World: Dial +44-800-051-3806 (Access Code: CEVA or 86099738)
The conference call will also be available live via the Internet at the following link: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=70427. 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: 86099738) for US domestic callers and +44-800-917-2646 (passcode: 86099738) for international callers from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 8, 2010. The replay will also be available at CEVA's web site www.ceva-dsp.com.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia, HD video and audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2009, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 330 million devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Today, more than one in every four handsets shipped worldwide is powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.