Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD video compression and image processing semiconductors, today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2015.

– Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $71.0 million, up 73.5% from $40.9 million in the same period in fiscal 2015.

– Gross margin under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was 64.7%, compared with 62.5% for the same period in fiscal 2015.

– GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $18.9 million, or $0.56 per diluted ordinary share, compared with GAAP net income of $5.3 million, or $0.17 per diluted ordinary share, for the same period in fiscal 2015.

Financial results on a non-GAAP basis for the first fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2015 are as follows:

– Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was 64.8%, compared with 62.7% for the same period in fiscal 2015.

– Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $23.7 million, or $0.71 per diluted ordinary share. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $7.8 million, or $0.25 per diluted ordinary share, for the same period in fiscal 2015.

Ambarella reports gross margin, net income and earnings per share in accordance with GAAP and, additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP financial information excludes the impact of stock-based compensation and the associated tax impact. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP gross margin, net income and earnings per share numbers, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP calculations, is included in the financial statements portion of this press release.

Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities on hand at the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2016 was $235.2 million, compared with $155.6 million at the end of the same quarter a year ago.

“We enjoyed a strong first quarter with revenue up 73.5 percent from the same period last year,” said Fermi Wang, president and CEO of Ambarella. “In addition to continued growth from our existing wearable, IP security and automotive video recorder camera markets, we see increased activity across a wide range of home monitoring cameras including models by U.S. service providers, as well as from quadcopters or flying cameras. We look forward to continued success, as we enable the next generation of intelligent HD and Ultra HD cameras.”

Quarterly Conference Call

Ambarella plans to hold a conference call at 5 p.m. Eastern Time / 2 p.m. Pacific Time today with Fermi Wang, Chief Executive Officer, and George Laplante, Chief Financial Officer, to discuss the first quarter results. The call can be accessed by dialing 877-304-8963 in the USA; international callers should dial 760-666-4834. Participant passcode is “Ambarella”. Please dial in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Ambarella’s website at https://www.ambarella.com/ for up to 30 days after the call.

About Ambarella
Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMBA), is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. The company’s products are used in a variety of professional and consumer applications including security IP-cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras, flying cameras and automotive video processing solutions. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV programs worldwide.

For more information about Ambarella, please visit www.ambarella.com.

“Safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not historical facts and often can be identified by terms such as “outlook,” “projected,” “intends,” “will,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes,” “could,” or similar expressions, including the comments of our CEO relating to our ability to expand beyond our current primary markets and to develop new technology and products that gain market acceptance and design wins in next generation HD and Ultra HD cameras. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of our future performance.

The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, risks associated with revenue being generated from new customers or design wins, neither of which is assured; our growth strategy; our ability to anticipate future market demands and future needs of our customers; our ability to introduce new and enhanced solutions; our ability to retain and expand customer relationships and to achieve design wins; our ability to successfully enter new markets; anticipated trends and challenges, including competition, in the markets in which we operate; our ability to effectively manage growth; our ability to retain key employees; and the potential for intellectual property disputes or other litigation.

Further information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results is included in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2015 fiscal year which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information will also be set forth in the company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and other filings the company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the Investor Relations portion of our web site at www.ambarella.com or the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. The results we report in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the first fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2015 could differ from the preliminary results announced in this press release.

Ambarella assumes no obligation and does not intend to update the forward-looking statements made in this press release, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company has provided in this release non-GAAP financial information including non-GAAP gross margin, net income, and earnings per share, as a supplement to the condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing the company’s financial results to assess operational performance and liquidity. The company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. Further, the company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics that the company uses in making operating decisions and because the company believes that investors and analysts use them to help assess the health of its business and for comparison to other companies. Non-GAAP results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the company’s operating results. The non-GAAP information should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The company has provided below reconciliations between its non-GAAP financial measures to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

 

AMBARELLA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2015

2014

 

 

Revenue

$ 71,013

$ 40,921

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

25,095

15,325

Gross profit

45,918

25,596

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

Research and development

16,583

12,914

Selling, general and administrative

9,010

6,755

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

25,593

19,669

 

 

 

Income from operations

20,325

5,927

 

 

 

Other income

27

49

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

20,352

5,976

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

1,498

716

 

 

 

Net income

$ 18,854

$ 5,260

 

 

 

Net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:

 

 

Basic

$ 0.61

$ 0.18

Diluted

$ 0.56

$ 0.17

Weighted-average shares used to compute net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:

 

 

Basic

31,099,081

28,976,339

Diluted

33,472,309

31,763,993

 

The following table presents details of stock-based compensation expense included in each functional line item in the condensed consolidated statements of operations above:

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2015

2014

 

(unaudited, in thousands)

Stock-based compensation:

 

 

Cost of revenue

$ 124

$ 59

Research and development

3,094

1,590

Selling, general and administrative

2,264

1,225

 

 

 

Total stock-based compensation

$ 5,482

$ 2,874

 

 

AMBARELLA, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2015

2014

 

(unaudited)

GAAP net income

$ 18,854

$ 5,260

Two-class method – allocation to participating securities

(2)

Treasury stock method – additional allocation to ordinary shares

GAAP net income – diluted

$ 18,854

$ 5,258

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax effect

4,807

2,576

Two-class method – additional allocation to participating securities

(1)

Treasury stock method – additional allocation to ordinary shares

Non-GAAP net income – diluted

$ 23,661

$ 7,833

 

 

 

GAAP – diluted weighted average shares

33,472,309

31,763,993

Non-GAAP – diluted weighted average shares

33,472,309

31,763,993

 

 

 

GAAP – diluted net income per share

$ 0.56

$ 0.17

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax effect

0.15

0.08

Non-GAAP adjustment to two-class method diluted net income

Non-GAAP adjustment to treasury stock method diluted net income

Non-GAAP – diluted net income per share

$ 0.71

$ 0.25

 

The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 0.1% and 0.2%, or $124,000 and $59,000 for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The difference was due to the effect of stock-based compensation and the associated tax impact recorded for GAAP purposes.

 

AMBARELLA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

April 30,

January 31,

 

2015

2015

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 197,311

$ 170,291

Marketable securities

37,917

37,703

Accounts receivable, net

39,193

40,180

Inventories

25,803

21,693

Restricted cash

8

8

Deferred tax assets, current

2,058

1,990

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,688

3,506

Total current assets

304,978

275,371

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

3,022

3,075

Deferred tax assets, non-current

4,000

3,936

Other assets

1,928

1,902

 

 

 

Total assets

$ 313,928

$ 284,284

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable

23,990

21,036

Accrued liabilities

15,343

18,699

Income taxes payable

1,306

748

Deferred tax liabilities, current

72

92

Deferred revenue, current

6,219

4,907

Total current liabilities

46,930

45,482

 

 

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

187

198

Other long-term liabilities

1,405

1,393

 

 

 

Total liabilities

48,522

47,073

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

Preference shares

Ordinary shares

14

14

Additional paid-in capital

149,921

140,564

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(17)

(1)

Retained earnings

115,488

96,634

Total shareholders’ equity

265,406

237,211

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$ 313,928

$ 284,284

Contacts:

Deborah Stapleton 
650.470.4200
deb@stapleton.com

Source: Ambarella, Inc.

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