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Xperi Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

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Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: XPER) (the “Company” or “we”) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.



“2017 was a year of change for our company and despite some challenges, we achieved a number of significant milestones which we believe will drive meaningful long-term shareholder value,” said Jon Kirchner, chief executive officer of Xperi. “We successfully completed the integration of Tessera and DTS, met our synergy targets, and now operate as one company. Importantly, we refined Xperi’s long-term strategy to better position us to drive long term growth, increased cash flow and enhanced shareholder value. Over the year, we generated $147 million in operating cash flow, returned approximately $55 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock repurchases, and paid down $100 million of debt just after year end.”

           
Financial Highlights

($ in millions, except per share data)

       

Q4 2017

 

Q4 2016

 

FY 2017

 

FY 2016

                     
Revenue       $126.6   $70.1   $373.7   $259.6
GAAP Net Income (Loss)       $5.6   $(9.3)   $(56.6)   $56.1
Non-GAAP Net Income       $40.1   $23.3   $71.8   $106.7
GAAP EPS (LPS)       $0.111  

$(0.19)

  $(1.15)   $1.12
Non-GAAP EPS       $0.77   $0.45   $1.37   $2.06
                     
Other Relevant Metrics      

Q4 2017

 

Q4 2016

 

FY 2017

 

FY 2016

Purchase Accounting Impact       $6.0 2   $0   $51.62   $0
Operating Cash Flow       $61.6   $40.6   $147.3   $153.9
Cash, Cash Equivalents & S-T Investments       $200.7   $113.0   $200.7   $113.0
Total Debt       $594.0   $600.0   $594.0   $600.0
Debt Principal Paid       $1.5   $0   $6.0   $0
 

1 GAAP EPS for Q4 2017 reflects the impact of tax adjustments, primarily from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which increased the tax provision by approximately $6.3 million as compared to the estimate in the Company’s preliminary GAAP EPS disclosure on January 24, 2018. This adjustment reduced the Company’s earnings per share from the previous estimate of $0.24 per diluted share to $0.11 per diluted share.

2 Purchase Accounting Impact represents receipts from contracts with customers that are not recorded as revenue due to purchase accounting rules, but which would have been recorded as revenue if not for the acquisition of DTS. Internally, management includes the cash flow impact from these contracts when evaluating the Company's operating performance, when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, and when assessing the performance of its management team.

Stock Repurchase Program

During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company repurchased approximately 269 thousand shares of common stock for an aggregate amount of $5.3 million. These purchases were executed under the Company's stock repurchase program. As of December 31, 2017, the Company had approximately $142.8 million remaining under its current repurchase program.

Dividends

On December 13, 2017, the Company paid $9.9 million to stockholders of record on November 22, 2017, for the quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock.

Additionally, on February 1, 2018, the Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock, payable on March 22, 2018, to stockholders of record on March 1, 2018.

Debt Repricing

On January 23, 2018, the Company completed a successful repricing of its Term B Loans, reducing its borrowing rate by 75 basis points, to a new rate of Libor plus 250 basis points. In connection with the repricing, the Company paid down $100 million of its outstanding debt.

Financial Guidance

Consequent with the introduction of the new revenue accounting standard, ASC 606, the Company announced it would begin using billings as a key measure of business progress. As a result, the Company’s outlook is now based on billings rather than revenue. For additional information regarding the Company’s approach to guidance, please review the “ASC 606 Business Metrics and Guidance Approach” presentation given by the Company on January 25, 2018 at http://investor.xperi.com/events.cfm.

                 

Q1 2018

     

GAAP Outlook

     

Non-GAAP Outlook

Billings

      $99M to 104M       $99M to 104M
           
                 

FY 2018

     

GAAP Outlook

     

Non-GAAP Outlook

Billings

      $415M to 445M       $415M to 445M

Operating Expense

      $394M to 412M       $245M to 263M

Cash Tax Payments

      $16M to 20M       $16M to 20M

Fully Diluted Shares

      50.5 million       52.5 million

Operating Cash Flow

      $120M to 145M       $120M to 145M
 

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold its fourth quarter 2017, earnings conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific time (5:00 PM Eastern time) on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To access the call in the U.S., please dial +1 800-239-9838, and for international callers dial +1 323-794-2551, approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference ID is 8471030. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet at www.xperi.com and available for replay for 90 days at www.xperi.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected, particularly with respect to the Company’s financial results and guidance and the Company’s long-term strategy. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the businesses of the Company; market or industry conditions; changes in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other factors that might affect the Company's ability to protect or realize the value of its intellectual property; the expiration of license agreements and the cessation of related royalty income; the failure, inability or refusal of licensees to pay royalties; initiation, delays, setbacks or losses relating to the Company's intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or invalidation or limitation of key patents; fluctuations in operating results due to the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; the risk of a decline in demand for semiconductors and products utilizing our audio and imaging technologies; failure by the industry to use technologies covered by the Company's patents; the expiration of the Company's patents; the Company's ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions of businesses; the risk of loss of, or decreases in production orders from, customers of acquired businesses; financial and regulatory risks associated with the international nature of the Company's businesses; failure of the Company's products to achieve technological feasibility or profitability; failure to successfully commercialize the Company's products; changes in demand for the products of the Company's customers; limited opportunities to license technologies due to high concentration in applicable markets for such technologies; the impact of competing technologies on the demand for the Company's technologies; and other developments in the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's response to any of the aforementioned factors. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the Risk Factors included in the Company's recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other documents of the Company on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company's SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements made or incorporated by reference herein are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company or its business or operations. Except to the extent required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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