- All-time high quarterly and annual revenue of $16.0 million and $60.2 million, up 22% and 34% year-over-year, respectively
- Record quarterly and annual royalty revenue of $10.2 million and $36.4 million, up 36% and 59% year-over-year, respectively
- Record shipment volumes of CEVA technology; More than 1 billion CEVA-powered units shipped in 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Jan. 31, 2012--CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.
Fourth Quarter 2011
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $16.0 million, which represents an increase of 22% compared to $13.0 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 licensing revenue was $4.7 million, a 2% increase when compared to $4.6 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2010. Royalty revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was a record $10.2 million, an increase of 36% compared to $7.5 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2010. Revenue from services for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $1.1 million, an increase of 19% compared to $0.9 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2010.
U.S. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $4.9 million, an increase of 15% over $4.2 million reported for the same period in 2010. U.S. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $0.20, an increase of 11% compared to $0.18 for the fourth quarter of 2010.
Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $6.4 million and $0.26, respectively, representing an increase of 47% and 37%, respectively, over the $4.3 million and $0.19 reported for the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2011 and 2010 exclude an aggregate equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $1.5 million and $0.1 million, respectively.
Gideon Wertheizer, Chief Executive Officer of CEVA, stated, "During the fourth quarter we were able to drive meaningful growth and generate significant momentum throughout our operations, producing record-setting results. CEVA-powered cellular baseband processor shipments increased for the twelfth consecutive quarter and continued to drive growth for us in every segment of the wireless market, from low cost feature phones through to 4G LTE smartphones and tablets. We also continued our strategic expansion into new markets during the quarter with customer wins for smart TV and connectivity applications."
Mr. Wertheizer continued, "Looking back at a very successful 2011, we delivered on our two main strategic goals: driving strong growth of CEVA-powered baseband chipsets and extending our technology leadership in the DSP space. Our customers shipped more than 927 million CEVA-powered basebands during the year, and more than 1 billion CEVA-based chipsets overall. We introduced new DSP products for audio and imaging aimed to diversify our revenue beyond baseband. We remain ideally positioned to further benefit from ongoing market trends, specifically the evolution in cellular networks in both developed and emerging economies, the expansion of wireless connectivity in devices beyond handsets, as well as mass adoption and feature set enhancement of smartphones and other smart devices."
During the fourth quarter of 2011, the Company concluded seven new license agreements. Four of the agreements were for CEVA DSP cores, platforms, and software, two agreements were for CEVA SATA/SAS technology and one agreement was for CEVA Bluetooth technology. Target applications for customer deployment are TD-SCDMA baseband processors for handsets, smart TV for emerging markets, connectivity for smartphones and solid state drives. Geographically, two of the agreements signed were in the U.S. and five were in Asia.
Full Year 2011 Review
Total revenue for 2011 was $60.2 million, an increase of 34% compared to $44.9 million reported for 2010. Royalty revenue for 2011 was a record high $36.4 million, representing an increase of 59% compared to $22.9 million reported for 2010. Licensing revenue for 2011 was $20.2 million, an increase of 10% compared to $18.4 million reported for 2010.
U.S. GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for 2011 were $18.6 million and $0.77, respectively, an increase of 63% and 51%, respectively, compared to $11.4 million and $0.51 reported for 2010.
Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for 2011 were $23.5 million and $0.97, respectively, representing an increase of 86% and 73%, respectively, over the $12.7 million and $0.56 reported for 2010. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for 2011 exclude an aggregate equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $5.0 million. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for 2010 excluded an aggregate equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $1.3 million.
Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer of CEVA, stated, "We delivered another exceptionally strong set of earnings in the fourth quarter, underpinned by record high royalty revenues, which yielded strong GAAP and non-GAAP results. On an annual basis, 2011 was a record-breaking year for CEVA across every financial metric and delivered earnings far in excess of our initial annual guidance. We concluded the year with a very strong balance sheet, which included cash and cash equivalent balances, marketable securities and long term bank deposits of approximately $165 million, up from $131 million at the end of 2010."
CEVA Conference Call
On January 31, 2012, 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 fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.
The conference call will be available via the following dial in numbers:
- U.S. Participants: Dial 1-800-860-2442 (Access Code: CEVA)
- International Participants: Dial +1-412-858-4600 (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=84399. 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 +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 (access code:10008472) from one hour after the end of the call until 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on February 08, 2012. The replay will also be available at CEVA's web site www.ceva-dsp.com.
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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, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.