CEVA, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 31, 2014/ PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of DSP-based IP platforms for vision, audio, communications and connectivity, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Total revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $9.2 million, a decrease of 28% compared to $12.8 million for the second quarter of 2013. Licensing and related revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $4.4 million, a decrease of 29% compared to $6.1 millionreported for the second quarter of 2013. Royalty revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $4.9 million, a decrease of 27% compared to$6.7 million reported for the second quarter of 2013.

Gideon Wertheizer, Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We continued to execute on our market expansion strategy during the quarter, signing eleven licensing deals in total, ten of which are for non-baseband applications. In addition, a twelfth licensing agreement of approximately$1 million that we originally anticipated executing in the second quarter, executed in July. Looking ahead, we are seeing a good licensing pipeline and improved visibility for the upcoming quarter, which will be reflected in our guidance. In addition, we are expecting sequential royalty revenue growth driven by an increase in baseband shipments."

U.S. GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $1.5 million, as compared to U.S. GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2013 of $2.2 million. U.S. GAAP diluted loss per share for the second quarter of 2014 was $0.07 as compared to U.S. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 of $0.10.

Non-GAAP net loss and diluted loss per share for the second quarter of 2014 was $0.1 million and $0.00, respectively. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 was $3.4 million and $0.15, respectively. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 excluded equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, of $1.3 millionand $0.2 million related to transaction costs, net of taxes, associated with the RivieraWaves acquisition. Non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 excluded equity-based compensation expense, net of taxes, $1.2 million.

During the second quarter of 2014, the Company concluded 11 new license agreements. Six of the agreements were for CEVA DSP cores and platforms, three for Bluetooth and two for SATA. Target applications include LTE-Advanced baseband, audio, connectivity and SSD drives. Geographically, nine of the agreements signed were in the APAC, including Japan, and two were in the U.S.

Yaniv Arieli, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Notwithstanding the challenges we experienced in the second quarter of 2014, we are forecasting record high licensing revenue for the third quarter driven by strong demand for our DSPs. Coupled with sequential growth in royalties, total revenue guidance for the third quarter is expected to be in the range of $13.3 million to $14.3 million. Our overall financial position remains strong with our cash balance, marketable securities and bank deposits totaling $139 million at the end of the quarter, before the reduction of approximately $19 million associated with the RivieraWaves acquisition, which we consummated in early July."

During the second quarter, the company bought back approximately 694,000 shares of CEVA common stock for an aggregate consideration of $10.1 million. In total, there are approximately 300,000 shares that remain available for repurchase under the CEVA, Inc. 10b-18 plan. 

CEVA Conference Call

On July 31, 2014, CEVA management will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the operating performance for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

The conference call will be available via the following dial in numbers:

  • U.S. Participants: Dial 1-877-870-4263 (Access Code: CEVA)
  • International Participants: Dial +1-412-317-0790 (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=99935.  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: 10048944) from one hour after the end of the call until 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on August 8, 2014. 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 DSP-based IP platforms for vision, audio, communications and connectivity. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for computer vision and computational photography, advanced audio and voice processing, wireless baseband (2G, 3G & 4G LTE/LTE-A), connectivity (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth) and serial storage (SATA & SAS). In 2013, CEVA's IP was shipped in more than one billion devices, including 40% of handsets shipped worldwide, powering smartphones from many of the world's leading OEMs such as Coolpad, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Nokia, Samsung, TCL, Xiaomi and ZTE. For more information, visit  www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at  www.twitter.com/cevadsp.




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