O2Micro Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Jan 30, 2019

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Jan. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Operational and Strategic Highlights:

  • Q4 2018 revenue was up 9.0% from the same quarter in the previous year and down 1.4% sequentially and within the range of guidance provided on October 31, 2018.
  • GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 12 cents, with non-GAAP net loss of 5 cents per fully diluted ADS.
  • O2Micro expects the Q1 2019 revenue midpoint to be up around 4% from the comparable quarter in 2018 and down 12% plus or minus 4% sequentially.

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 fourth quarter ending December 31, 2018.

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter ending December 31, 2018:
O2Micro International Limited (the “Company”) reported Q4 2018 revenue of $16.6 million. Revenue was down 1.4% sequentially, and up 9.0% from the same quarter in the previous year. The gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 50.3%, which was down from 50.5% in the prior quarter, and down from 50.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017. The gross margin remains in our target range and varies primarily with the quarterly revenue and product mix. During the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company recorded total GAAP operating expenses of $10.4 million, compared to $10.2 million in the third quarter of 2018, and $9.4 million in the year-ago Q4 period. The GAAP operating margins for the fourth quarter of 2018, the third quarter of 2018, and fourth quarter of 2017 were (12.4%), (10.1%), and (11.5%), respectively.

GAAP net loss was $3.1 million in Q4 2018. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $3.5 million in the third quarter of 2018 and a GAAP net loss of $1.9 million in Q4 2017. GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS was $0.12 in Q4 2018. This compares to a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.13 in Q3 2018 and a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.07 in Q4 2017.

Supplementary Data:
The Company ended the fourth quarter of 2018 with $38.6 million in unrestricted cash and short-term investments or $1.49 per outstanding ADS. The accounts receivable balance was $11.4 million and represented 62 days sales outstanding at the end of Q4 2018. Inventory was $10.3 million or 111 days and turned over 3.3 times during Q4 2018. As of December 31, 2018, the Company had $53.4 million in working capital and the book value was $79.0 million, or $3.04 per outstanding ADS. As of December31, 2018, O2Micro International Limited had a total of 400 employees worldwide, including 256 engineers.

Management Commentary:
"Our primary growth drivers continue to show promise and projected growth into 2019. Our TV products have had increased design wins and our battery products show increased adoption and promise with new and existing customers supporting automotive, power tools, IOT and household appliance sectors. Our smartphone products, although still breaking into the market, see considerable growth opportunities," said Sterling Du, O2Micro’s Chairman and CEO. “We believe our solutions and design wins for these product segments will provide for ongoing growth in a dynamic consumer market and lead O2Micro back to long term profitability.”

Conference Call:
O2Micro will hold its fourth quarter conference call today, January 30, 2019, at 6:00AM. Pacific, 9:00AM Eastern. You may participate using the following dial-in information.

Conference Code:  5810328
Participants, Int'l Toll:  +1 334-323-0522
Participants, US/CAN:  877-260-1479
The Call-in Audio Replay will be available from January 30th, 201912:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00) through February, 06 2019 12:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00).

A live webcast will also be available on the Company's website at http://ir.o2micro.com, and an online replay will be available on the website 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. 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 O2Micro'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   Years Ended
      December 31,       December 31, 
     2018       2017       2018       2017 
  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (audited)
NET SALES $ 16,586     $ 15,217     $ 62,714     $ 60,205  
COST OF SALES   8,243       7,525       30,741       29,426  
GROSS PROFIT   8,343       7,692       31,973       30,779  
OPERATING EXPENSES                              
Research and development (1)   5,020       4,774       19,766       17,989  
Selling, general and administrative (1)   5,386       4,673       20,332       19,047  
Litigation Income   -       -       -       (19 )
Total Operating Expenses   10,406       9,447       40,098       37,017  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS   (2,063 )     (1,755 )     (8,125 )     (6,238 )
NON-OPERATING INCOME                              
Interest income   71       87       369       344  
Net gain (loss) recognized on long-term investments   (1,370 )     -       9,916       -  
Foreign exchange gain (loss) – net   76       (84 )     108       53  
Other – net   530       202       961       706  
Total Non-operating Income (Loss)   (693 )     205       11,354       1,103  
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX   (2,756 )     (1,550 )     3,229       (5,135 )
INCOME TAX EXPENSE   330       329       1,141       1,010  
NET INCOME (LOSS)   (3,086 )     (1,879 )     2,088       (6,145 )
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME                              
Foreign currency translation adjustments   (94 )     319       (677 )     984  
Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities   -       -       -       (1 )
Unrealized pension gain (loss)   9       (63 )     14       (61 )
Total Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)   (85 )     256       (663 )     922  
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) $ (3,171 )   $ (1,623 )   $ 1,425     $ (5,223 )
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER ADS                              
Basic $ (0.12 )   $ (0.07 )   $ 0.08     $ (0.24 )
Diluted $ (0.12 )   $ (0.07 )   $ 0.08     $ (0.24 )
Basic (in thousands)   26,019       25,696       26,016       25,780  
Diluted (in thousands)   26,019       25,696       26,616       25,780  
Research and development $ 59     $ 53     $ 241     $ 221  
Selling, general and administrative $ 294     $ 335     $ 1,180     $ 1,368  


(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Share Amounts)

  December 31,   December 31,
     2018          2017  
ASSETS (Unaudited)   (Audited)
CURRENT ASSETS            
Cash and cash equivalents $ 32,414   $ 28,520  
Restricted cash   34     35  
Short-term investments   6,172     17,601  
Accounts receivable – net   11,388     9,184  
Inventories   10,288     9,330  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     2,276         1,245  
Total Current Assets   62,572     65,915  
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS   10,445     3,112  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT – NET   13,714     13,755  
OTHER ASSETS     2,578       2,300  
TOTAL ASSETS $   89,309   $   85,082  
Notes and accounts payable $ 4,582   $ 2,460  
Income tax payable   413     341  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     4,181       4,379  
Total Current Liabilities   9,176     7,180  
Accrued pension liabilities   321     355  
Deferred income tax liabilities   681     906  
Other liabilities     85       86  
Total Other Long-Term Liabilities   1,087     1,347  
Total Liabilities     10,263       8,527  
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 shares as of December 31, 2018 and 2017
Outstanding –1,298,808,750 and 1,284,146,100 shares as of December 31, 2018 and
2017, respectively
  33     33  
Additional paid-in capital   143,115     142,946  
Accumulated deficits   (45,912 )   (47,517 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   4,674     5,337  
Treasury stock – 370,227,850 and 384,890,500 shares as of December 31, 2018 and
2017, respectively
  (22,864 )   (24,244 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity     79,046       76,555  
O2MicroDaniel Meyberg
Investor Relations

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