O2Micro Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Operational and Strategic Highlights:

  • Q3 2017 results were within the range of guidance provided in August 2017.

  • GAAP Net Loss per ADS in the third quarter of 2017 was 5 cents, with non-GAAP Net Loss of 4 cents per ADS.

  • Revenue in the fourth quarter of 2017 is expected to range between -5% and +5% compared to Q3 2017.

  • Continued strong design activities in Q3 2017, which is expected to remain robust into Q4.

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 third quarter ending September 30, 2017.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter ending September 30, 2017:
O2Micro International Limited (“Company”) reported Q3 2017 revenue of $15.5 million. Revenue was up 6.9% sequentially, and up 7.4% from the same quarter in the previous year. The gross margin in the third quarter of 2017 was 50.3%, which was down from 50.9% in the prior quarter, and down from 52.6% in the third quarter of 2016. The gross margin remains in our target range and varies primarily with the quarterly revenue and product mix. During the third quarter of 2017, the Company recorded total GAAP operating expenses of $9.5 million, compared to $8.9 million in the second quarter of 2017, and $8.7 million in the year-ago Q3 period. The GAAP operating margins for the third quarter of 2017, the second quarter of 2017, and third quarter of 2016 were (11.1%), (10.7%), and (7.6%), respectively.

GAAP net loss was $1.4 million in Q3 2017. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2017 and a GAAP net income of $1.3 million in Q3 2016. GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS was $0.05 in Q3 2017. This compares to a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.06 in Q2 2017 and a GAAP net income per fully diluted ADS of $0.05 in Q3 2016.

Supplementary Data:
The Company ended the third quarter of 2017 with $46.2 million in unrestricted cash and short-term investments or $1.80 per outstanding ADS. The accounts receivable balance was $9.0 million and represented 52 days sales outstanding at the end of Q3 2017. Inventory was $10.5 million or 120 days and turned over 3 times during Q3 2017. As of September 30, 2017, the Company had $58.3 million in working capital and the book value was $77.8 million, or $3.03 per outstanding ADS. As of September 30, 2017, O2Micro International Limited had a total of 362 employees worldwide, including 217 engineers.

Management Commentary:
“Our fourth quarter of 2017 revenue guidance reflects continuing design activities in the growth drivers of the consumer and industrial markets. We are pleased to our customer acceptance to our technology including high end backlighting for the TV, power tools, household appliances, and automotive, despite the current dynamic consumer market.” said Sterling Du, O2Micro’s Chairman and CEO. “We believe our solutions for these product segments will continue to contribute to our top-line growth in upcoming quarters and lead O2Micro back to long term profitability.”

Conference Call:
O2Micro will hold its third quarter conference call today, November 1, 2017, at 6:00AM. Pacific, 9:00AM Eastern. You may participate using the following dial-in information.

Conference ID: 3672490
Participants, Int'l Toll: 334-323-0522
Participants, US/CAN Toll free: 877-260-1479

The Call-in Audio Replay will be available from November 1, 2017 12:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00) through November 8th, 2017 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 EndedNine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
NET SALES$ 15,520 $ 14,445 $ 44,988 $ 40,652
COST OF SALES 7,707 6,847 21,901 20,015
GROSS PROFIT 7,813 7,598 23,087 20,637
Research and development (1) 4,662 3,960 13,215 11,527
Selling, general and administrative (1) 4,880 4,741 14,374 14,615
Litigation income - - (19) (23)
Total Operating Expenses 9,542 8,701 27,570 26,119
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (1,729) (1,103) (4,483) (5,482)
Interest income 88 71 257 224
Foreign exchange gain (loss) – net 296 203 137 (304)
Gain on sale of real estates - 1,725 - 1,725
Gain on sale of long-term investments - 523 20 936
Other – net 199 195 484 623
Total Non-operating Income 583 2,717 898 3,204
(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX (1,146) 1,614 (3,585) (2,278)
INCOME TAX EXPENSE 229 282 681 720
NET (LOSS) INCOME (1,375) 1,332 (4,266) (2,998)
Foreign currency translation adjustments (128) (65) 665 508
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities - (530) (1) 1
Unrealized pension gain - 1 2 1
Total Other Comprehensive (Loss) Gain (128) (594) 666 510
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME$ (1,503)$ 738 $ (3,600)$ (2,488)
Basic$ (0.05)$ 0.05 $ (0.17)$ (0.12)
Diluted$ (0.05)$ 0.05 $ (0.17)$ (0.12)
Basic (in thousands) 25,718 25,608 25,807 25,660
Diluted (in thousands) 25,718 25,880 25,807 25,660
Research and development$ 54 $ 54 $ 168 $ 179
Selling, general and administrative$ 336 $ 322 $ 1,033 $ 1,055

(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Share Amounts)
September 30,December 31,
2017 2016
Cash and cash equivalents$ 25,176 $ 31,332
Restricted cash 34 32
Short-term investments 21,000 21,532
Accounts receivable – net 8,966 7,205
Inventories 10,539 9,275
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,382 1,106
Total Current Assets 67,097 70,482
OTHER ASSETS 2,552 2,218
TOTAL ASSETS$ 87,774 $ 90,689
Notes and accounts payable$ 4,031 $ 4,329
Income tax payable 371 180
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 4,346 4,102
Total Current Liabilities 8,748 8,611
Accrued pension liabilities 289 281
Deferred income tax liabilities 826 930
Other liabilities 86 83
Total Other Long-Term Liabilities 1,201 1,294
Total Liabilities 9,949 9,905
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 September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016,
Outstanding –1,284,498,300 and 1,279,124,900 shares as of September 30, 2017 and
December 31, 2016, respectively
33 33
Additional paid-in capital 142,621 142,738
Accumulated deficits (45,638) (41,372)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 5,081 4,415
Treasury stock – 384,538,300 and 389,911,700 shares as of September 30, 2017 and
December 31, 2016, respectively
(24,272) (25,030)
Total Shareholders’ Equity 77,825 80,784

Contact Information:
Investor Relations, O2Micro
Phone: 408.987.5920, x8888
Email: ir@o2micro.com

Source:O2Micro, Inc.