TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ:TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the converging voice, data and video network, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.
Net revenues for the third quarter of 2009 were approximately $15.2 million, as compared to net revenues of $14.5 million for the second quarter of 2009 and $10.5 million for the third quarter of 2008. The GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2009 was ($1.5) million, or ($0.01) per basic and diluted common share as compared to a net loss of ($1.3) million, or ($0.01) per basic and diluted common share, during the second quarter of 2009 and a net loss of ($3.0) million, or ($0.02) per basic and diluted common share during the third quarter of 2008.
The GAAP gross margin for the third quarter was 54%. This is compared to the Company's GAAP gross margin of 59% for the second quarter of 2009, and 57% for the third quarter of 2008.
Total non-GAAP operating expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were $8.0 million, down from the second quarter of fiscal 2009 level of $8.1 million. Total GAAP operating expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were $8.8 million and included $0.4 million in amortization of purchase price intangibles, $0.3 million in stock-based compensation and $0.1 million in restructuring charges.
Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was $0.2 million, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $0.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 and a non-GAAP operating loss of ($2.4) million for the third quarter of 2008. On a GAAP basis, the operating loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was ($0.6) million, compared to an operating loss of ($0.3) million for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 and an operating loss of ($2.7) million for the third quarter of 2008.
Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter was ($0.7) million, or ($0.00) per share compared with a non-GAAP net loss of ($0.5) million, or ($0.00) per share, for the second quarter of 2009 and a non-GAAP net loss of ($2.6) million, or ($0.02) per share, for the third quarter of 2008. The non-GAAP net loss excluded amortization of purchase price intangibles of $0.4 million, stock–based compensation of $0.3 million and restructuring charges of $0.1 million.
Further information about non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation to the GAAP results is provided after the financials attached to this release.
“For the second consecutive quarter, TranSwitch achieved sequential revenue growth and profitability from its operations on a non-GAAP basis,” stated Dr. Santanu Das, President and CEO of TranSwitch Corporation.
“As we entered 2009, our goal was to create a leaner, more efficient, growing, and profitable company. Our strategy was to manage our expenses at roughly $8 million per quarter and improve our top line by focusing on the higher growth Access and CPE markets. We have successfully delivered on that strategy,” continued Dr. Das.
“Our R&D focus is to invest in the Access and CPE markets as we believe we have significant advantages compared to our competition. We are an incumbent silicon provider in Access in Japan and in the CPE area in Korea. We also believe that with ‘Triple/Quad-Play’ driving future network growth, our industry-leading VoIP technologies combined with advanced security and routing features in our products give us a significant advantage,” added Dr. Das.
“Our industry is showing signs of improvement, and we expect our fourth quarter revenue to be modestly higher than the third quarter. Based on our current backlog and visibility, our revenue in the fourth quarter should be around $15.5 million. At this revenue level, we should again achieve a non-GAAP operating profit,” concluded Dr. Das.
Additional details on TranSwitch’s third quarter 2009 financial results will be discussed during a conference call regarding this announcement today at 5:30 pm Eastern time. To listen to the live call, investors can dial 785-830-7980 and reference confirmation code: 5084835. The call will be recorded and a replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the live broadcast through November 7, 2009. To access the replay, dial 719-457-0820 and enter confirmation code: 5084835. Investors can also access an audio webcast which will be broadcast through Vcall’s Investor Calendar at www.investorcalendar.com or the Company’s website at www.transwitch.com. This audio webcast will also be available on a replay basis for 10 business days.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable
U.S. GAAP Measures
|Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release and related conference call or webcast to the most directly comparable financial measure prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). The reconciliation for historic non-GAAP measures is provided herein on a quantitative basis and for non-GAAP measures that are forward-looking is provided herein on a qualitative basis.|
|The non-GAAP measures used in this earnings release and related conference call differ from GAAP in that they exclude expenses related to stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, the effects of special charges such as asset impairments restructuring charges and benefits and gain on extinguishment of debt. The Company’s basis for these adjustments is described below. Management uses these non-GAAP measures for internal reporting and forecasting purposes. The Company has provided these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to GAAP financial results because it believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to certain investors and financial analysts for comparison across accounting periods not influenced by certain non-cash items that are not used by management when evaluating the Company’s historical and prospective financial performance.|
Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating the Company’s operating performance and believes that such measures are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing the Company’s operating performance due to the following factors:
- The Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures that adjust for the impact of stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, the effects of special charges such as asset impairments and restructuring charges and benefits and gain on extinguishment of debt provides investors and financial analysts with a consistent basis for comparison across accounting periods and, therefore, are useful to investors and financial analysts in helping them to better understand the company’s operating results and underlying operational trends.
We do not provide forward-looking GAAP measures or a reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures because of our inability to project special charges, asset impairments, employee separation costs and stock-based compensation related expenses.
The non-GAAP financial measures we provide have certain limitations because they do not reflect all of the costs associated with the operation of our business as determined in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures are in addition to, and not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. We endeavor to compensate for the limitations of these non-GAAP measures by providing GAAP financial statements, descriptions of the reconciling items and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures so that investors can appropriately incorporate the non-GAAP measures and their limitations into their analyses. Please see our financial statements and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition" that will be included in the periodic report we expect to file with the SEC with respect to the financial periods discussed herein.
About TranSwitch Corporation
TranSwitch Corporation designs, develops and markets innovative semiconductors that provide core functionality and complete solutions for voice, data and video communications network equipment. As a leading supplier to telecom, datacom, cable television and wireless markets, TranSwitch customers include the major OEMs that serve the worldwide public network, the Internet, and corporate Wide Area Networks (WANs). TranSwitch devices are inherently flexible, with many incorporating embedded programmable microcontrollers to rapidly meet customers’ new requirements or evolving network standards by modifying a function via software instruction. TranSwitch implements global communications standards in its VLSI solutions and is committed to providing high-quality products and services. TranSwitch, Shelton, CT, is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company. For more information, visit www.transwitch.com.
Forward-looking statements in this release, including statements regarding management's expectations for future financial results and the markets for TranSwitch's products, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including without limitation the risk that TranSwitch’s and Centillium’s businesses will not be integrated successfully or will be delayed; the risk that the merger of the companies will involve unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities; uncertainties concerning the effect of the merger on relationships with customers, employees and suppliers of either company; and other risks associated with TranSwitch’s businesses such as the risks associated with acquiring new businesses; the risk of downturns in economic conditions generally and in the telecommunications and data communications markets and the semiconductor industry specifically; risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for TranSwitch's products and products developed by TranSwitch's customers; risks relating to TranSwitch's indebtedness; risks of failing to attract and retain key managerial and technical personnel; risks associated with foreign sales and high customer concentration; risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures; risks associated with investing in new businesses; risks of dependence on third-party VLSI fabrication facilities; risks related to intellectual property rights and litigation; risks in technology development and commercialization; and other risks detailed in TranSwitch's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
TranSwitch expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
TranSwitch is a registered trademark of TranSwitch Corporation.
Three Months Ended
|Nine Months Ended|
|Total net revenues||15,181||10,498||43,963||26,909|
|Cost of revenues:|
|Cost of product revenues||5,967||4,207||16,713||10,081|
|Provision for excess and obsolete inventories||202||114||450||137|
|Cost of service revenues||881||196||1,807||783|
|Total cost of revenues||7,050||4,517||18,970||11,001|
|Research and development||4,349||5,557||14,284||16,935|
|Marketing and sales||2,575||1,804||8,116||5,934|
|General and administrative||1,722||1,406||5,772||4,378|
|Restructuring (benefit) charge and asset impairments||119||(47||)||(6,073||)||25|
|Total operating expenses||8,765||8,720||22,099||27,272|
|Operating (loss) income (Note 1)||(634||)||(2,739||)||2,894||(11,364||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Change in fair value of derivative liability||—||(92||)||—||(347||)|
|Impairment of investments in non-publicly traded companies||—||—||(31||)||—|
|Other (expense) income||(477||)||242||(682||)||100|
|Interest income (expense):|
|Interest expense, net||(175||)||(266||)||(500||)||(790||)|
|Total other expense, net||(652||)||(116||)||(1,213||)||(1,037||)|
|(Loss) income before income taxes||(1,286||)||(2,855||)||1,681||(12,401||)|
|Income tax expense||211||101||482||369|
|Net (loss) income||$||(1,497||)||$||(2,956||)||$||1,199||$||(12,770||)|
|Basic net (loss) income per common share:||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.02||)||$||0.01||$||(0.10||)|
|Basic average common shares outstanding||159,625||133,457||159,281||133,309|
|Diluted net (loss) income per common share:||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.02||)||$||0.01||$||(0.10||)|
|Diluted average common shares outstanding||159,625||133,457||162,198||133,309|
|Note 1: Stock-based compensation expense included in cost of revenues and operating expenses is as follows:|
|Cost of revenues||$||8||$||13||$||32||$||47|
|Research and development||154||181||519||620|
|Marketing and sales||25||35||106||112|
|General and administrative||95||68||249||245|
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments||$||7,332||$||15,284|
|Accounts receivable, net||13,468||12,865|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,458||2,526|
|Total current assets||28,271||35,179|
|Property and equipment, net||1,438||2,029|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities||$||20,602||$||20,746|
|Restructuring liabilities, current portion||2,342||5,725|
|5.45% Convertible Notes, current portion||5,006||-|
|Total current liabilities||27,950||26,471|
|5.45% Convertible Notes||5,007||10,013|
|Total stockholders’ equity||24,885||22,279|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||69,093||$||78,427|
Supplemental Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
|GAAP gross profit||$||8,131||$||8,552||$||5,981||$||24,993||$||15,908|
|Inventory Write-Up Acquired||0||42||-||269||-|
|Non-GAAP gross profit||$||8,139||$||8,605||$||5,994||$||25,294||$||15,955|
|GAAP gross margin||53.6%||58.8%||57.0%||56.9%||59.1%|
|Inventory Write-Up Acquired||0.0%||0.3%||0.0%||0.6%||0.0%|
|Non-GAAP gross margin||53.6%||59.2%||57.1%||57.5%||59.3%|
|GAAP research and development expenses||$||4,349||$||4,292||$||5,557||$||14,284||$||16,935|
|Amortization of purchase accounting intangibles||114||113||17||346||53|
|Non-GAAP research and development expenses||$||4,081||$||3,989||$||5,359||$||13,419||$||16,262|
|GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses||$||4,297||$||4,608||$||3,210||$||13,888||$||10,312|
|Amortization of purchase accounting intangibles||283||340||88||873||264|
|Non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses||$||3,894||$||4,146||$||3,019||$||12,660||$||9,691|
|GAAP operating expenses||$||8,765||$||8,865||$||8,720||$||22,099||$||27,272|
|Amortization of purchase accounting intangibles||397||453||105||1,219||317|
|Reversal of accrued royalties||-||-||-||-||-|
|Non-GAAP operating expenses||$||7,975||$||8,135||$||8,378||$||26,079||$||25,953|
|Non-GAAP operating income (loss)||$||164||$||470||$||(2,384)||$||(785)||$||(9,998)|
|GAAP net income (loss)||$||(1,497)||$||(1,320)||$||(2,956)||$||1,199||$||(12,770)|
|Amortization of purchase accounting intangibles||397||453||105||1,219||317|
|Inventory Write-Up Acquired||-||42||-||269||-|
|Non-GAAP net income (loss)||$||(699)||$||(537)||$||(2,601)||$||(2,480)||$||(11,404)|
|GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share||$||(0.01)||$||(0.01)||$||(0.02)||$||0.01||$||(0.10)|
|Amortization of purchase accounting intangibles||0.01||0.01||-||0.01||-|
|Non-GAAP net income (loss)||$||(0.00)||$||(0.00)||$||(0.02)||$||(0.02)||$||(0.09)|
Robert A. Bosi, Chief Financial Officer
203-929-8810 ext. 2465