OmniVision Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2009

Dec. 2, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. , Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, today reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2008 .

Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 were $163.9 million, as compared to $174.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009, and $232.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2009, the Company performed a goodwill impairment analysis in accordance with FAS 142. The Company would normally test its goodwill for impairment at year-end. However, the significant decline in the Company's market capitalization and the current economic downturn prompted management to perform an interim impairment analysis. Based on the work performed to date, the Company concluded that an impairment loss is probable and estimable. As a result, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $7.5 million of its goodwill. The Company did not record any impairment of its intangible assets or its other long-lived assets.

GAAP net loss in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, which includes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects under FAS 123(R) and the goodwill impairment charge, was $5.3 million, or $0.10 per share, as compared to net income of $6.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2009, and $20.5 million, or $0.36 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

Non-GAAP net income in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects under FAS 123(R) and the goodwill impairment charge, was $10.1 million and non-GAAP earnings were $0.19 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2009, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects under FAS 123(R), was $12.8 million and non-GAAP earnings were $0.25 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects, was $29.2 million and non-GAAP earnings were $0.51 per diluted share. Refer to the attached schedule for a reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to non-GAAP net income for the three and six months ended October 31, 2008 and 2007.

Gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 was 25.0% as compared to 25.2% for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 and 25.2% for the second quarter of fiscal 2008. The decrease in gross margin resulted primarily from the recognition of additional allowances for inventories, partially offset by a more favorable product mix and higher average selling prices than in the first quarter of fiscal 2009.

The Company ended the period with cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaling $282.7 million, an increase of $3.3 million from the previous quarter. The increase reflects favorable cash flow from operations during the quarter, partially offset by approximately $12.9 million in cash used for the repurchase of the Company's common stock.

"During the second quarter, we continued to see higher penetration of cameras into notebook computers and the transition to higher resolution cameras in phones with two megapixel and above sensors representing the highest percentage of revenue in our history," said Shaw Hong, OmniVision's president and chief executive officer.

"Separately, we are closely monitoring industry and economic conditions during these difficult financial times, and are focused on being able to deliver market leading technologies and products in the most cost-effective manner possible," Mr. Hong concluded.


Based on current trends, the Company expects fiscal third quarter 2009 revenues will be in the range of $80 million to $100 million and GAAP net loss will be between $0.37 and $0.24 per share. Excluding the estimated expense and related tax effects associated with stock-based compensation, the Company expects its non-GAAP net loss will be between $0.22 and $0.09 per share. Refer to the table below for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net income.

Conference Call

OmniVision Technologies will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss these results further. This conference call can be accessed via a webcast at The call can also be accessed by dialing 888-396-2298 or 617-847-8708 and enter passcode 78500592.

A replay of the call will remain available at for approximately twelve months. A replay of the call will also be available for 48 hours beginning approximately one hour after the call. To access the replay, dial 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 and enter passcode 62665525.

About OmniVision

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its CameraChip(TM) products using OmniPixel(R), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM), OmniPixel3-HS(TM) and OmniBSI(TM) technologies are highly integrated, single-chip CMOS image sensors for mass-market consumer and commercial applications such as mobile phones, notebooks, security and surveillance systems, digital still cameras, automotive and medical imaging systems and interactive video games. Additional information is available at

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to the Company's expectations regarding revenues and earnings per share for the three months ending January 31, 2009 are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, and certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, competition in current and emerging markets for image sensor products, including pricing pressures that could result from competition; the Company's ability to obtain design wins from various image sensor device manufacturers including manufacturers of mobile phone, laptops and PCs, digital still cameras and automobile manufacturers; the market acceptance of products into which the Company's products are designed; the potential impact of general economic conditions, wafer manufacturing yields and other manufacturing processes; the Company's ability to accurately forecast customer demand for its products; the development, production, introduction and marketing of new products and technology; the potential loss of one or more key customers or distributors; the continued growth and development of current markets and the emergence of new markets in which the Company sells, or may sell, its products; the acceptance of the Company's products in such current and new markets; the Company's strategic investments and relationships, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the reader's overall understanding both of its reported results presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and its outlook, the Company also presents non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per share which are adjusted from results based on GAAP. In particular, the Company excludes stock-based compensation expense under FAS 123(R) and the related tax effects and the goodwill impairment charge recognized in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. The non-GAAP financial measures which the Company discloses also exclude the effects of FAS 123(R) on the number of diluted common shares used in calculating non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. The Company provides these non-GAAP financial measures to enhance an investor's overall understanding of its current financial performance and to assess its prospects for the future. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's business. The economic basis for the Company's decision to use non-GAAP financial measures is that the adjustments to net income did not reflect the on-going relative strength of its performance. The Company's objective is to minimize any confusion in the financial markets by providing non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share measurements and disclosing the related components. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP statements.

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures for internal management purposes to conduct and evaluate its business, when publicly providing its business outlook and to facilitate period-to-period comparisons. The Company views non-GAAP net income per share as a primary indicator of the profitability of its underlying business. In addition, because stock-based compensation is a non-cash expense and is offset in full by a credit to paid-in capital, it has no effect on total stockholders' equity. As the calculation of non-GAAP financial measures differ between companies, the non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Other than stock-based compensation, these differences may cause the Company's non-GAAP measures to not be directly comparable to other companies' non-GAAP measures. Although these non-GAAP financial measures adjust cost, expenses and diluted share items to exclude the accounting treatment of stock-based compensation, they should not be viewed as a non-GAAP presentation reflecting the elimination of the underlying stock-based compensation programs. Thus, the Company's non-GAAP presentations are not intended to present, and should not be used, as a basis for assessing what its operating results might be if it were to eliminate its stock-based compensation programs. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing full disclosure of the net income and earnings per share on a basis prepared in accordance with GAAP to enable investors to consider net income and earnings per share determined under GAAP as well as on an adjusted basis, and perform their own analysis, as appropriate. As a result of the foregoing limitations, the Company does not use, nor does the Company intend to use, the non-GAAP financial measures when assessing the Company's performance against that of other companies.

Estimating stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects for a future period is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the price of the Company's stock and the number of option exercises and sales during the quarter.

OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. RECONCILIATION OF GUIDANCE FOR GAAP NET LOSS PER SHARE TO PROJECTED NON-GAAP NET LOSS PER SHARE (unaudited) Three Months Ending January 31, 2009 GAAP Non-GAAP Range of Estimates Range of Estimates From To Adjustment From To Net loss per share $(0.37) $(0.24) $0.15(1) $(0.22) $(0.09) (1) Reflects estimated adjustment for expense and related tax effects associated with stock-based compensation in accordance with FAS123(R). OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited) October 31, April 30, 2008 2008 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $238,928 $217,340 Short-term investments 43,771 51,993 Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts and sales returns 100,441 105,338 Inventories 127,014 115,127 Deferred income taxes 3,100 2,823 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 10,243 7,430 Total current assets 523,497 500,051 Property, plant and equipment, net 113,127 92,451 Long-term investments 87,903 85,419 Goodwill -- 7,541 Intangibles, net 10,662 13,928 Other long-term assets 20,876 18,956 Total assets $756,065 $718,346 LIABILITIES, MINORITY INTEREST AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $83,924 $57,760 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 17,963 17,069 Income taxes payable 1,454 2,637 Deferred revenues, less cost of revenues 12,682 8,238 Current portion of long-term debt 3,640 651 Total current liabilities 119,663 86,355 Long-term liabilities: Long-term income taxes payable 78,030 78,031 Non-current portion of long-term debt 34,644 32,830 Other long-term liabilities 6,151 6,955 Total long-term liabilities 118,825 117,816 Total liabilities 238,488 204,171 Minority interest 3,852 4,444 Stockholders' equity: Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 62,245 issued and 49,704 outstanding at October 31, 2008 and 62,010 shares issued and 51,046 outstanding at April 30, 2008, respectively 62 62 Additional paid-in capital 389,612 373,024 Accumulated other comprehensive income 962 1,561 Treasury stock, 12,541 and 10,964 at October 31, 2008 and April 30, 2008, respectively (178,683) (165,768) Retained earnings 301,772 300,852 Total stockholders' equity 513,725 509,731 Total liabilities, minority interest and stockholders' equity $756,065 $718,346 OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended October 31, October 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 Revenues $163,935 $232,622 $338,214 $405,756 Cost of revenues 123,018 173,998 253,404 306,524 Gross profit 40,917 58,624 84,810 99,232 Operating expenses: Research, development and related 23,199 20,178 43,499 37,604 Selling, general and administrative 16,890 15,787 34,272 30,952 Goodwill impairment 7,541 -- 7,541 -- Total operating expenses 47,630 35,965 85,312 68,556 Income (loss) from operations (6,713) 22,659 (502) 30,676 Interest income, net 478 3,325 1,754 6,686 Other expense, net (854) (338) (805) (78) Income (loss) before income taxes and minority interest (7,089) 25,646 447 37,284 Provision for (benefit from) income taxes (1,494) 5,151 (81) 3,791 Minority interest (287) (15) (392) 6 Net income (loss) $(5,308) $20,510 $920 $33,487 Net income (loss) per share: Basic $(0.10) $0.37 $0.02 $0.61 Diluted $(0.10) $0.36 $0.02 $0.60 Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share: Basic 50,754 54,985 51,006 54,868 Diluted 50,754 56,449 51,591 55,503 OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended October 31, October 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 GAAP net income (loss) $(5,308) $20,510 $920 $33,487 Add: Stock-based compensation in cost of revenues 716 969 1,589 1,922 Stock-based compensation in research, development and related expenses 3,183 3,410 6,099 5,695 Stock-based compensation in selling, general and administrative expenses 3,007 3,455 6,163 6,369 Goodwill impairment 7,541 -- 7,541 -- Decrease in provision for income taxes without the effect of stock-based compensation 936 809 566 1,429 Non-GAAP net income $10,075 $29,153 $22,878 $48,902 Diluted non-GAAP net income per share $0.19 $0.51 $0.44 $0.86 Shares used in computing diluted non-GAAP net income per share 51,675 57,564 51,835 56,754

SOURCE OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

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