O2Micro Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

May 4, 2016

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Operational and Strategic Highlights:

  • O2Micro reports non-GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.08 and GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.09.
  • O2Micro continues to lower operating expenses. Company lowers first quarter 2016 operating expenses by fifteen percent on a year-over-year basis
  • Revenue from battery management products now anticipated to reach 20-25% of projected 2016 revenue, expected to become second largest product line in 2016.
  • Lower operating expense levels reflect cash breakeven level estimate of $16.5-$17.5 million and new profitability breakeven level estimate of $18.5-$19.5 million on a quarterly basis
  • Expects revenue to be up flat to up 8 percent sequentially in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016.

O2Micro® International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, reported its financial results today for the first quarter of 2016, ending March 31, 2016.

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter ending March 31, 2016:

O2Micro International Limited reported Q1 2016 revenue of $13.0 million. Revenue was down 2.9% sequentially and down 0.9% from the comparable year-ago quarter. The gross margin in the first quarter of 2016 was 48.8%. The gross margin was down from 50.4% in the prior quarter and down from 50.0% in the first quarter of 2015. The gross margin remains in our target range and varies primarily with revenue level and product mix. During the first quarter of 2016, the company recorded total GAAP operating expenses of $8.6 million, compared to $11.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $10.1 million in the year-ago Q1 period. The respective GAAP operating margins for the first quarter of 2016, the fourth quarter of 2015, and first quarter of 2015 were (17.6%), (34.1%), and (27.3%).

GAAP net loss was $2.4 million in Q1 2016. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $12.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a GAAP net loss of $3.2 million in Q1 2015. GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS was $0.09 in Q1 2016. This compares to a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.50 in Q4 2015 and a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.12 in Q1 2015.

Supplementary Data:

The company ended the first quarter of 2016 with $46.5 million in unrestricted cash and short-term investments or $1.81 per outstanding ADS. The accounts receivable balance was $5.3 million and represented 37 days sales outstanding at the end of Q1 2016. Inventory was $9.3 million or 129 days and turned over 2.8 times during Q1 2016. As of March 31, 2016, the company had $61.0 million in working capital and the book value was $81.3 million, or $3.16 per outstanding ADS.

As of March 31, 2016, O2Micro International Limited counted 348 employees, including 187 engineers.

Management Commentary:

"Our first quarter 2016 financial results were within the range of the guidance that we provided in January," said Sterling Du, O2Micro's Chairman and CEO. "Our second quarter revenue guidance reflects ongoing product ramps in our high potential growth drivers including backlighting, battery management products and new products for the tablet and smartphone markets.  We believe our solutions for these product segments will contribute to top-line growth in upcoming quarters and lead O2Micro back to profitability in the near future."

Conference Call:  O2Micro will hold its first quarter conference call today, May 4, 2016, at 6:00 a.m. PDT, 9:00 a.m. EDT. You may participate using the following dial-in information.

In the US and CANADA:  866-598-9340, pass code #3244390
INTERNATIONAL participants: 719-325-2484, pass code #3244390

A replay of the call will be available by phone until May 11th by visiting the following URL and providing the following conference code:  https://jsp.premiereglobal.com/webrsvp Conference code: 3244390.

A live webcast will also be available on the company website at www.o2micro.com, and an online replay will be available for one week.

About O2Micro

Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. Products include LED General Lighting, Backlighting, Battery Management and Power Management.

O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 28,852 patent claims granted, and over 29,000 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.

O2Micro, the O2Micro logo, and combinations thereof are registered trademarks of O2Micro. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Statements made in this release that are not historical, including statements regarding O2Micro or its management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal Securities Laws. Such statements involve risks, speculation and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements or from management's current views and expectations. Risks and uncertainties in this release may include, without limitation, any one or combination of the following:  the effect of competitive and economic factors; real property value fluctuations and market demand; legal changes in any relevant rules and regulations pertaining to O2Micro's business; changes in technology and industry standards, and O2Micro's reaction to those factors; consumer and business buying decisions with respect to our customers' products incorporating O2Micro's products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of O2Micro to deliver to the marketplace, and stimulate customer demand therein, for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on O2Micro's gross margins; the inventory risk associated with O2Micro's need to order, or commit to order, product components and product capacity in advance of forecast customer orders; the continued availability of acceptable terms of certain components and services essential to O2Micro's business which are currently obtained by the company from sole or limited sources; the effect that O2Micro's dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity, availability or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with O2Mcro's international operations; the potential impact of a finding that O2Micro has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others, or that any third party may have infringed on O2Micro's intellectual property that may negatively affect O2Micro's business; O2Micro's legal classifications with governmental and regulatory agencies; O2Micro's dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers, independent sales representatives, and other resellers of O2Micro's products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on O2Micro's sales ability and operating profits; the ability of O2Micro to deliver its products in a timely fashion to its customers, and the possible negative ramifications if such is not possible; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of other legal proceedings.

Actual results may differ materially due to numerous risk factors. Such risk factors are more fully enumerated in O2Micro's 20-F Annual Filings, Annual Report(s), 6-K's, the Form F-1 filed in connection with the company's initial public offering in August 2000, information posted on our website at www.o2micro.com, and other documents filed with the SEC, NASDAQ or any other public agency from time to time. The statements herein are based on dated information on the dates mentioned herein, which is subject to change. O2Micro assumes no obligation to update or revise the information provided on today, or any other forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other information that may arise. This information only speaks to the respective dates mentioned in said information.

(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Per Share Amounts)
  Three Months Ended
       March 31,  
    2016  2015  
NET SALES  $12,985 $13,101 
COST OF SALES   6,647  6,546 
GROSS PROFIT   6,338  6,555 
Research and development (1)   3,792  4,460 
Selling, general and administrative (1)   4,854  5,671 
Litigation Income   (23) - 
Total Operating Expenses   8,623  10,131 
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS    (2,285)  (3,576)
Interest income   77  237 
Foreign exchange (loss) gain — net   (204) 9 
Gain on sale of real estate   -  298 
Other — net   249  74 
Total Non-operating Income   122  618 
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX   (2,163) (2,958)
NET LOSS   (2,364) (3,199)
Foreign currency translation adjustments   434  (47)
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities   -  - 
Unrealized pension gain   -  2 
Total Other Comprehensive Gain (Loss)   434  (45)
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS  $ (1,930)$ (3,244)
Basic (in thousands)   25,699  26,480 
Diluted (in thousands)   25,699  26,480 
Research and development  $65 $94 
Selling, general and administrative  $373 $457 

(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Share Amounts)
 March 31, December 31,
  2016   2015 
Cash and cash equivalents$35,924  $41,199 
Restricted cash 32   31 
Short-term investments 10,580   11,233 
Accounts receivable — net 5,337   5,197 
Inventories 9,328   9,662 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,388   1,126 
Assets held for sale 6,924   1,956 
Total Current Assets 69,513   70,404 
OTHER ASSETS 2,375   2,489 
TOTAL ASSETS$90,296  $96,208 
Notes and accounts payable$2,951  $3,333 
Income tax payable 469   2,245 
Deferred tax liabilities 2,278   2,206 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 2,859   4,896 
Total Current Liabilities 8,557   12,680 
Accrued pension liabilities 275   272 
Other liabilities 149   139 
Total Other Long-Term Liabilities 424   411 
Total Liabilities 8,981   13,091 
Preference shares at $0.00002 par value per share  
Authorized — 250,000,000 shares -   - 
Ordinary shares at $0.00002 par value per share  
Authorized — 4,750,000,000 shares  
Issued — 1,669,036,600 and 1,660,786,600 shares as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015,respectively
Outstanding —1,286,197,700 and 1,278,661,400 shares as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively
 33   33 
Additional paid-in capital 141,646   141,886 
Accumulated deficits (40,750)  (38,386)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 5,258   4,824 
Treasury stock — 382,838,900 and 382,125,200 shares as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively  (24,872)   (25,240)
Total Shareholders' Equity 81,315   83,117 

Contact Information:
Scott L. Anderson
Director of Investor Relations, O2Micro
Phone: 408.987.5920, x8888
Email:  scott.anderson@o2micro.com