Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of innovative video and display processing solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Mobile revenue increased 64% year-over-year, driven by shipments of 5th generation visual processors and Soft Iris solutions in support of a growing number of newly launched smartphones
  • Implemented cost containment measures in proactive response to COVID-19 pandemic, reducing cash operating expenses by more than 10% from the midpoint of guidance while retaining 100% of employees
  • Secured additional liquidity by drawing down $5.2 million from existing line of credit to end quarter with $20.4 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

First Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

  • Announced new collaboration with Qualcomm to integrate OTA local TV with 5G broadband video solutions
  • Black Shark incorporated Iris visual processor in newly launched gaming smartphones, the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro
  • OPPO launched Find X2 and Find X2 Pro smartphones, the first to feature 120 Hz variable refresh rate displays enabled by Pixelworks’ 5th generation visual processor and optimization software
  • HMD Global launched Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone with PureDisplay technology powered by Pixelworks
  • Extended partnership with TCL Communication, resulting in development and launch of the TCL 10 Pro, TCL 10L and TCL 10 5G smartphones
  • OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones launched featuring 120 Hz Fluid Displays leveraging Pixelworks’ 5th generation visual processor and optimization software

President and CEO of Pixelworks, Todd DeBonis, commented, “As disclosed in our early April press release, first quarter results were in-line or above our original guidance despite the extremely challenging business environment. During the quarter, we proactively took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect our employees and successfully implemented remote working procedures in multiple geographies. We have remained fully operational following the extended Chinese New Year, including active engagement in support of our customers as well as ongoing new product development efforts. Additionally, we’ve further protected the Company’s financial position in preparation for a potentially prolonged economic recovery by reducing cash operating expenses by more than 10% compared to the midpoint of our guidance.

“Our team has remained focused and continued to aggressively execute on our mobile growth initiatives, which collectively have demonstrated substantial traction in recent months. Year-to-date, our Iris visual processors and software have been incorporated into a total of 10 smartphones launched by five OEM customers, two of which were first-time customers. In addition to many of these recently launched devices receiving excellent third-party reviews, Pixelworks’ advanced display technology enabled several of these new smartphones to achieve industry records for mobile display quality and performance.

“While we anticipate the near-term environment to remain challenging across our target markets as our customers struggle with heightened uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, end market demand and potential supply constraints, Pixelworks is well positioned to benefit from renewed momentum as the business landscape begins to normalize.”

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue in the first quarter of 2020 was $13.8 million, compared to $16.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and revenue of $16.6 million in the first quarter of 2019. The sequential and year-over-year decline in revenue reflected a combination of first quarter seasonality and inventory corrections in the digital projector and video delivery markets, coupled with continued year-over-year growth in the mobile market.

On a GAAP basis, gross profit margin in the first quarter of 2020 was 49.2%, compared to 45.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 50.9% in the first quarter of 2019. First quarter 2020 GAAP operating expenses were $12.1 million, which included a $0.6 million restructuring charge, compared to operating expenses of $12.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $11.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company recorded a GAAP net loss of $5.4 million, or ($0.14) per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $4.5 million, or ($0.12) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019 and GAAP net income of $0.1 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

On a non-GAAP basis, first quarter 2020 gross profit margin was 52.1%, compared to 48.0% in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 53.3% in the year-ago quarter. First quarter 2020 non-GAAP operating expenses were $9.7 million, compared to $10.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $10.3 million in the year-ago quarter.

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company recorded a non-GAAP net loss of $2.6 million, or ($0.07) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $2.3 million, or ($0.06) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a non-GAAP net loss of $1.5 million, or ($0.04) per share, in the first quarter of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2020 was a negative $1.5 million, compared to a negative $1.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a negative $0.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

Business Outlook

The Company’s current business outlook, including guidance for the second quarter of 2020, will be provided as part of the scheduled quarterly conference call.

Conference Call Information

Pixelworks will host a conference call today, April 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed by calling 1-877-359-9508 and using passcode 6381659. A live audio webcast of the call can also be accessed by visiting the Company's investor page at www.pixelworks.com. For those unable to listen to the live webcast, it will be archived for approximately 90 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available through Thursday, May 7, 2020, and can be accessed by calling 1-855-859-2056 and using passcode 6381659.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks provides industry-leading content creation, video delivery and display processing solutions and technology that enable highly authentic viewing experiences with superior visual quality, across all screens – from cinema to smartphone and beyond. The Company has a 20-year history of delivering image processing innovation to leading providers of consumer electronics, professional displays and video streaming services. Pixelworks is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.pixelworks.com.

Note: Pixelworks and the Pixelworks logo are registered trademarks of Pixelworks, Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThis earnings release makes reference to non-GAAP gross profit margins, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share, which exclude gain on sale of patents, inventory step-up and backlog amortization, amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and restructuring expenses, which are all required under GAAP as well as the tax effect of the non-GAAP adjustments. The press release also makes reference to and reconciles GAAP net loss and adjusted EBITDA, which Pixelworks defines as GAAP net loss before interest income and other, net, income tax provision (benefit), depreciation and amortization, as well as the specific items listed above.

Pixelworks management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the business and establish its operational goals, review its operations on a period to period basis, for compensation evaluations, to measure performance, and for budgeting and resource allocation. Pixelworks management believes it is useful for the Company and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP information and non-GAAP financial measures to help assess the performance of Pixelworks’ continuing business and to evaluate Pixelworks’ future prospects. These non-GAAP measures, when reviewed together with the GAAP financial information, provide additional transparency and information for comparison and analysis of operating performance and trends. These non-GAAP measures exclude certain items to facilitate management’s review of the comparability of our core operating results on a period to period basis.

Because the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial results as presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is included in this earnings release which is available in the investor relations section of the Pixelworks' website.

Safe Harbor StatementThis release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements may be identified by use of terms such as “begin,” “continue,” “will,” “expect”, “believe,” “anticipate” and similar terms or the negative of such terms, and include, without limitation, statements about the Company’s digital projection, mobile and video delivery businesses, including market movement and demand, customer engagements, growth in the mobile market, strategy, and additional guidance, particularly as to the business outlook and current market environment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the same. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements for purposes of this release, including any projections of revenue or other financial items or any statements regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results could vary materially from those contained in forward looking statements due to many factors, including, without limitation: our ability to execute on our strategy; competitive factors, such as rival chip architectures, introduction or traction by competing designs, or pricing pressures; the success of our products in expanding markets; current global economic challenges; changes in the digital display and projection markets; seasonality in the consumer electronics market; our efforts to achieve profitability from operations; our limited financial resources; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and on our suppliers and customers. More information regarding potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements is included from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 as well as subsequent SEC filings.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release are as of the date of this release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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PIXELWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
      2020       2019       2019  
Revenue, net   $ 13,774     $ 16,023     $ 16,648  
Cost of revenue (1)     6,999       8,723       8,176  
Gross profit     6,775       7,300       8,472  
Operating expenses:            
Research and development (2)     6,267       6,724       6,472  
Selling, general and administrative (3)     5,193       5,474       5,460  
Restructuring     592              
Total operating expenses     12,052       12,198       11,932  
Loss from operations     (5,277 )     (4,898 )     (3,460 )
Interest income and other, net     54       324       96  
Gain on sale of patents                 3,905  
Total other income, net     54       324       4,001  
Income (loss) before income taxes     (5,223 )     (4,574 )     541  
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     176       (118 )     408  
Net income (loss)   $ (5,399 )   $ (4,456 )   $ 133  
Net income (loss) per share:            
Basic   $ (0.14 )   $ (0.12 )   $ 0.00  
Diluted   $ (0.14 )   $ (0.12 )   $ 0.00  
Weighted average shares outstanding:            
Basic     38,868       38,370       37,247  
Diluted     38,868       38,370       38,692  
——————            
(1) Includes:            
Amortization of acquired intangible assets     298       298       298  
Stock-based compensation     101       100       95  
Inventory step-up and backlog amortization                 12  
(2) Includes stock-based compensation     648       611       661  
(3) Includes:            
Stock-based compensation     1,073       1,086       933  
Amortization of acquired intangible assets     76       76       84  
             

PIXELWORKS, INC.
 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION *
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
      2020       2019       2019  
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit            
GAAP gross profit   $ 6,775     $ 7,300     $ 8,472  
Amortization of acquired intangible assets     298       298       298  
Stock-based compensation     101       100       95  
Inventory step-up and backlog amortization                 12  
Total reconciling items included in gross profit     399       398       405  
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 7,174     $ 7,698     $ 8,877  
Non-GAAP gross profit margin     52.1 %     48.0 %     53.3 %
             
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses            
GAAP operating expenses   $ 12,052     $ 12,198     $ 11,932  
Reconciling item included in research and development:            
Stock-based compensation     648       611       661  
Reconciling items included in selling, general and administrative:            
Stock-based compensation     1,073       1,086       933  
Amortization of acquired intangible assets     76       76       84  
Restructuring     592              
Total reconciling items included in operating expenses     2,389       1,773       1,678  
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 9,663     $ 10,425     $ 10,254  
             
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss)            
GAAP net income (loss)   $ (5,399 )   $ (4,456 )   $ 133  
Reconciling items included in gross profit     399       398       405  
Reconciling items included in operating expenses     2,389       1,773       1,678  
Reconciling items included in total other income, net                 (3,905 )
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments     (25 )     (49 )     219  
Non-GAAP net loss   $ (2,636 )   $ (2,334 )   $ (1,470 )
             
Non-GAAP net loss per share - basic and diluted   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.06 )   $ (0.04 )
             
Non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted     38,868       38,370       37,247  
             
*Set forth above are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure disclosed by the company has limitations and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the reconciliations from GAAP to Non-GAAP actuals should be carefully evaluated. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this document for an explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.
             

PIXELWORKS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE *
(Figures may not sum due to rounding)
(Unaudited) 
 
  Three Months Ended 
  March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
    2020       2019       2019  
  Dollars per share   Dollars per share   Dollars per share
  Basic   Diluted   Basic   Diluted   Basic   Diluted
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss)                      
GAAP net income (loss) $ (0.14 )   $ (0.14 )   $ (0.12 )   $ (0.12 )   $ 0.00     $ 0.00  
Reconciling items included in gross profit   0.01       0.01       0.01       0.01       0.01       0.01  
Reconciling items included in operating expenses   0.06       0.06       0.05       0.05       0.05       0.04  
Reconciling items included in total other income, net                           (0.10 )     (0.10 )
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments                           0.01       0.01  
Non-GAAP net loss $ (0.07 )   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.06 )   $ (0.06 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.04 )
                       
*Set forth above are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure disclosed by the company has limitations and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the reconciliations from GAAP to Non-GAAP actuals should be carefully evaluated. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this document for an explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.
                       

PIXELWORKS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT MARGIN *
(Figures may not sum due to rounding)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
    2020   2019   2019
Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit margin            
GAAP gross profit margin   49.2%   45.6%   50.9%
Amortization of acquired intangible assets   2.2%   1.9%   1.8%
Stock-based compensation   0.7%   0.6%   0.6%
Inventory step-up and backlog amortization   —%   —%   0.1%
Total reconciling items included in gross profit   2.9%   2.5%   2.4%
Non-GAAP gross profit margin   52.1%   48.0%   53.3%
             
*Set forth above are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure disclosed by the company has limitations and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the reconciliations from GAAP to Non-GAAP actuals should be carefully evaluated. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this document for an explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.
             

PIXELWORKS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION *
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,   December 31,   March 31,
      2020       2019       2019  
Reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA            
GAAP net income (loss)   $ (5,399 )   $ (4,456 )   $ 133  
Stock-based compensation     1,822       1,797       1,689  
Restructuring     592              
Amortization of acquired intangible assets     374       374       382  
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments     (25 )     (49 )     219  
Gain on sale of patents                 (3,905 )
Inventory step-up and backlog amortization                 12  
Non-GAAP net loss   $ (2,636 )   $ (2,334 )   $ (1,470 )
EBITDA adjustments:            
Depreciation and amortization   $ 1,022     $ 1,013     $ 913  
Non-GAAP interest income and other, net     (54 )     (324 )     (96 )
Non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes     201       (69 )     189  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (1,467 )   $ (1,714 )   $ (464 )
             
*Set forth above are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The non-GAAP financial measure disclosed by the company has limitations and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the reconciliations from GAAP to Non-GAAP actuals should be carefully evaluated. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this document for an explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.
             

PIXELWORKS, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
   
  March 31,2020   December 31,2019  
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,933   $ 7,257  
Short-term marketable securities   2,484     6,975  
Accounts receivable, net   8,850     10,915  
Inventories   4,540     5,401  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,067     1,689  
Total current assets   35,874     32,237  
Property and equipment, net   5,284     4,608  
Operating lease right of use assets   7,494     5,434  
Other assets, net   1,355     1,267  
Acquired intangible assets, net   2,329     2,704  
Goodwill   18,407     18,407  
Total assets $ 70,743   $ 64,657  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $ 2,297   $ 818  
Accrued liabilities and current portion of long-term liabilities   9,412     8,692  
Short-term line of credit   5,157      
Current portion of income taxes payable   200     164  
Total current liabilities   17,066     9,674  
Long-term liabilities, net of current portion   1,579     982  
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion   5,567     4,212  
Income taxes payable, net of current portion   2,260     2,260  
Total liabilities   26,472     17,128  
Shareholders’ equity   44,271     47,529  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 70,743   $ 64,657  
         

Contacts:

Investor ContactShelton Group Brett PerryP: +1-214-272-0070 E: bperry@sheltongroup.com

Company ContactPixelworks, Inc.Elias NaderP: +1-408-200-9271E: enader@pixelworks.com

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