MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Aug. 10, 2020 -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was $23.6 million, a 28% increase compared to $18.4 million reported for the second quarter of 2019. Second quarter 2020 licensing and related revenue was $13.5 million, an increase of 25% when compared to $10.8 million reported for the same quarter a year ago. Royalty revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was $10.1 million, an increase of 33% when compared to $7.6 million reported for the second quarter of 2019.
Eight license agreements were concluded during the quarter, of which three were for smart sensing products and five were for connectivity products. One of the agreements was with a first-time customer. Customers' target markets include automotive powertrain, wearables, true wireless stereo earbuds and a range of IoT devices. Geographically, seven of the deals signed were in China, and one was in the U.S.
Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA, stated: "We produced our highest second quarter revenue on record despite the uncertain environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are consistently growing our licensee base and expanding our market reach into new lucrative areas such as automotive powertrain where we concluded a key design win this quarter. Royalty revenues came in ahead of our expectations, driven by revenues from our base station and IoT product line that is up 77% year-over-year to $4.3 million. We continuously monitor developments relating to the spread of the pandemic and U.S. tensions with China, and remain focused on serving our customers and executing on our growth strategy. The dedication and efficiency of our employees, combined with our diverse portfolio of technology, continue to provide us with the foundation to go from strength to strength as a leader in our industry."
GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $1.1 million, as compared to a GAAP net loss of $1.5 million reported for the same period in 2019. GAAP diluted loss per share for the second quarter of 2020 was ($0.05), as compared to a GAAP diluted loss per share of ($0.07) for the same period in 2019.
Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2020 increased 130% and 140% respectively, to $2.9 million and $0.12, respectively, from $1.2 million and $0.05 reported for the second quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2020 excluded: (a) equity-based compensation expenses, net of taxes, of $3.3 million, (b) the impact of the amortization of acquired intangibles, net of taxes, of $0.7 million associated with the acquisition of the Hillcrest Labs business and investments in NB-IoT and Immervision technologies. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2019 excluded: (a) equity-based compensation expenses, net of taxes, of $2.5 million, and (b) the impact of the amortization of acquired intangibles of $0.3 million associated with the acquisition of RivieraWaves and an investment in NB-IoT technologies.
Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer of CEVA, stated: "Our business continued to show strength in the second quarter, as we managed to exceed all key financial metrics for the quarter and post 28% revenue growth year-over-year. Of note, our Bluetooth and Wi-Fi royalties reached all-time record highs as a result of many new IoT production ramp-ups. With economic uncertainty still persisting, we remain prudent with regards to expenses and maintain a strong balance sheet. Our business generated $12.6 million of cash from operations in the first half of 2020, taking our cash and cash equivalent balances, marketable securities and bank deposits to approximately $157 million at the end of the quarter, with no debt."
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CEVA Conference Call
On August 10, 2020 CEVA management will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the operating performance for the quarter.
The conference call will be available via the following dial in numbers:
- U.S. Participants: Dial 1-844-435-0316 (Access Code: CEVA)
- International Participants: Dial +1-412-317-6365 (Access Code: CEVA)
The conference call will also be available live via webcast at the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/984/35676. 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: 10146084) from one hour after the end of the call until 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on August 24, 2020. The replay will also be available at CEVA's web site www.ceva-dsp.com.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and cellular IoT (NB-IoT and Cat-M) enabled devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) up to 4x4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com