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OmniVision Reports Financial Results For the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015

Companies mentioned in this article: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 that ended on July 31, 2014.

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Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were $406.5 million, as compared to $331.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, and $373.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. GAAP net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $45.3 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $15.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, and $23.1 million, or $0.42 per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. For the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company recorded a non-cash tax benefit of $15.1 million, as compared to $8.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. These tax benefits reflected the lapse of applicable statutes of limitations in certain foreign jurisdictions.

Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $54.4 million, or $0.91 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was $23.9 million, or $0.40 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $31.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation expenses and the related tax effects. Please refer to the attached schedule for a reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income for the three months ended July 31, 2014, July 31, 2013 and April 30, 2014.

GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was 21.7%, as compared to 20.1% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and 17.4% for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The sequential increase in first quarter gross margin reflected a favorable product mix shift towards our newer and higher resolution products.

The Company ended the period with cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaling $524.2 million, an increase of $73.2 million from the previous quarter. The increase was primarily attributable to cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

"We are pleased with our strong results for the first quarter, driven primarily by our mobile phones and automotive businesses. In addition, we continued to see improvements on multiple financial metrics, including gross margin and cash balance," said Shaw Hong, chief executive officer of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. "We are proud of our strong execution in ramping up multiple members of our PureCel sensor family for our mobile phone customers. We believe that the secular trend towards 4G and smartphones, especially in China and India, will drive our growth in the near-term."

Outlook

Based on current trends, the Company expects revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 will be in the range of $360 million to $390 million and GAAP net income per share will be between $0.29 and $0.45 per diluted share. Excluding the estimated expense and related tax effects associated with stock-based compensation, the Company expects its non-GAAP net income per share will be between $0.43 and $0.59 per diluted share. Refer to the table below for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net income.

Conference Call

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss these results further. This conference call can be accessed via a webcast at www.ovt.com. The call can also be accessed by dialing 877-415-3179 (domestic) or 857-244-7322 (international) and entering passcode 74279438.

A replay of the call will remain available at www.ovt.com for approximately twelve months. A replay of the call will also be available for one week beginning approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call. To access the replay, dial 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international) and enter passcode 84123985.

About OmniVision

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its CameraChip(TM) and CameraCubeChip(TM) products are highly integrated, single-chip CMOS image sensors for consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, tablets and entertainment devices, notebooks and webcams, security and surveillance systems, digital still and video cameras, automotive and medical imaging systems. Additional information is available at www.ovt.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the trend toward 4G and smart phones in China and India driving our growth and statements regarding our expectations regarding revenues and earnings per share for the three months ending October 31, 2014 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, our ability to maintain or increase sales to current key customers and end-users of our products; competition in current and emerging markets for image sensor products, including pricing pressures that could result from competition; our ability to increase the average selling prices or lower the costs associated with the development and manufacture of our new, complex products and technologies; fluctuations of wafer manufacturing costs, manufacturing yields, manufacturing capacity and other manufacturing processes and the impact on gross margins; the continued growth and development of current markets and the emergence of new markets in which we sell, or may sell, our products; fluctuations in sales mix and average selling prices; our ability to timely complete the product development cycle for new sensors; our ability to obtain design wins from various image sensor device manufacturers including manufacturers of mobile phones, tablets and entertainment devices, notebooks and webcams, security and surveillance systems, digital still and video cameras, automotive and medical imaging systems; our dependence on third party wafer foundries and their ability to manufacture our wafers in the required quantities, at acceptable quality, yields and costs, and in a timely manner; our ability to accurately forecast customer demand for our products; the impact of general economic conditions on orders from the end-user customers of our products; the market acceptance of products into which our products are designed; the development, production, introduction and marketing of new products and technology; the occurrence of litigation regarding intellectual property or indemnification claims from our suppliers or customers relating to our intellectual property; our strategic investments and relationships, and other risks detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the reader's overall understanding of both 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 net income per share which are adjusted from results based on GAAP. In particular, the Company excludes stock-based compensation expenses and the related tax effects. The non-GAAP financial measures which the Company discloses also exclude the effects of stock-based compensation on the number of basic and diluted common shares used in calculating non-GAAP basic and diluted net income 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 the Company's performance. The Company's objective is to minimize any confusion in the financial markets by providing non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income 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.

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 additional paid-in capital, it has no effect on total stockholders' equity. As the calculation of non-GAAP financial measures differs 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 and the related tax effects, 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 basic 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 net income per share on a basis prepared in accordance with GAAP to enable investors to consider net income and net income 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 expenses 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, stock market volatility, expected option life, risk-free interest rates, and the number of option exercises and sales during the quarter.

                                                                         OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.





                                                       RECONCILIATION OF GUIDANCE FOR GAAP NET INCOME PER DILUTED SHARE

                                                              TO PROJECTED NON-GAAP NET INCOME PER DILUTED SHARE

                                                                               (unaudited)


                                       Three Months Ending October 31, 2014
                                       ------------------------------------

                                           GAAP                                                     Non-GAAP

                                    Range of Estimates                                         Range of Estimates
                                    ------------------                                         ------------------

                                           From                        To                          Adjustment              From       To
                                           ----                        ---                         ----------              ----       ---

    Net income
     per share                                      $0.29                       $0.45                             $0.14(1)      $0.43     $0.59
                                                    =====                       =====                              =======      =====     =====


     (1) Reflects estimated adjustment for expenses and related tax effects associated with stock-based compensation.

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                                                      OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.





                                                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                (in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                               (unaudited)


                                                                           July 31,               April 30,

                                                                                             2014                 2014
                                                                                             ----                 ----

                                              ASSETS

    Current assets:

          Cash and cash equivalents                                                      $326,695             $297,952

          Short-term investments                                                          197,478              152,993

          Accounts receivable, net                                                        176,764              172,472

          Inventories                                                                     288,146              270,935

          Deferred income taxes                                                             2,683                4,973

          Prepaid expenses and other current
           assets                                                                           6,404                6,576
                                                                                            -----                -----

                Total current assets                                                      998,170              905,901

    Property, plant and equipment, net                                                    152,093              153,792

    Long-term investments                                                                 158,353              154,409

    Goodwill                                                                               10,227               10,227

    Intangibles, net                                                                       62,704               66,217

    Other long-term assets                                                                 32,178               32,529
                                                                                           ------               ------

                      Total assets                                                     $1,413,725           $1,323,075
                                                                                       ==========           ==========


                               LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

    Current liabilities:

          Accounts payable                                                               $182,738             $142,012

          Accrued expenses and other current
           liabilities                                                                     33,535               31,959

          Income taxes payable                                                                664                2,316

          Deferred revenues, less cost of
           revenues                                                                        32,685               25,783

          Current portion of long-term debt                                                 3,797                3,802
                                                                                            -----                -----

                Total current liabilities                                                 253,419              205,872
                                                                                          -------              -------

    Long-term liabilities:

          Long-term income taxes payable                                                   58,833               86,498

          Non-current portion of long-term
           debt                                                                            31,878               32,030

          Other long-term liabilities                                                      26,136               11,818
                                                                                           ------               ------

                Total long-term liabilities                                               116,847              130,346
                                                                                          -------              -------

                Total liabilities                                                         370,266              336,218
                                                                                          -------              -------


    Stockholders' equity:

                Common stock, $0.001 par value;
                 100,000 shares authorized; 78,149
                 shares issued and 57,550
                 outstanding at July 31, 2014 and
                 76,681 shares issued and 56,082
                 outstanding at April 30, 2014,
                 respectively                                                                  78                   77

                Additional paid-in capital                                                675,921              664,602

                Accumulated other comprehensive
                 income                                                                     2,333                2,378

                Treasury stock, 20,599 at July 31,
                 2014 and April 30, 2014,
                 respectively                                                           (278,683)           (278,683)

                Retained earnings                                                         643,810              598,483
                                                                                          -------              -------

                      Total stockholders' equity                                        1,043,459              986,857
                                                                                        ---------              -------

                      Total liabilities and stockholders'
                       equity                                                          $1,413,725           $1,323,075
                                                                                       ==========           ==========


                 OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.





          CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

            (in thousands, except per share amounts)

                          (unaudited)


                                                    Three Months Ended

                                                         July 31,
                                                         --------

                                                         2014            2013
                                                         ----            ----

    Revenues                                         $406,536        $373,688

    Cost of revenues                                  318,116         308,527
                                                      -------         -------

          Gross profit                                 88,420          65,161
                                                       ------          ------


    Operating expenses:

          Research, development and related            34,732          27,702

          Selling, general and administrative          19,210          18,200

          Amortization of acquired patent
           portfolio                                    2,321           2,321
                                                        -----           -----

                Total operating expenses               56,263          48,223
                                                       ------          ------


    Income from operations                             32,157          16,938

    Equity in earnings of investee                        935           1,110

    Interest expense, net                               (455)          (541)

    Other income (expense), net                         1,045         (1,177)
                                                        -----          ------

    Income before income taxes                         33,682          16,330


    Benefit from income taxes                        (11,645)        (6,731)
                                                      -------          ------

    Net income                                        $45,327         $23,061
                                                      =======         =======


    Net income per share:

          Basic                                         $0.80           $0.42
                                                        =====           =====

          Diluted                                       $0.78           $0.42
                                                        =====           =====


    Shares used in computing net income per share:

          Basic                                        56,583          54,611
                                                       ======          ======

          Diluted                                      58,158          55,344
                                                       ======          ======

                               OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.





                 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

                         (in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                        (unaudited)


                                                          Three Months Ended       Three Months Ended

                                                               July 31,                 April 30,
                                                               --------

                                                               2014           2013                   2014
                                                               ----           ----                   ----

    GAAP net income                                         $45,327        $23,061                $15,073

    Add:

          Stock-based
           compensation in cost
           of revenues                                          985            972                  1,006

          Stock-based
           compensation in
           research, development
           and related expenses                               4,260          3,794                  4,480

          Stock-based
           compensation in
           selling, general and
           administrative
           expenses                                           3,204          3,730                  3,645

    (Increase) decrease in
     provision for income
     taxes without the
     effect of stock-
     based compensation                                         602            170                  (299)
                                                                ---            ---                   ----

    Non-GAAP net income                                     $54,378        $31,727                $23,905
                                                            =======        =======                =======


    GAAP provision for
     (benefit from) income
     taxes                                                $(11,645)      $(6,731)                $3,178

    (Increase) decrease in
     provision for income
     taxes without the
     effect of stock-
     based compensation                                         602            170                  (299)
                                                                ---            ---                   ----

    Non-GAAP provision
     for (benefit from)
     income taxes                                         $(12,247)      $(6,901)                $3,477
                                                           ========        =======                 ======


    Non-GAAP net income per share:

          Basic                                               $0.96          $0.58                  $0.43
                                                              =====          =====                  =====

          Diluted                                             $0.91          $0.55                  $0.40
                                                              =====          =====                  =====


    Shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per
     share:

          Basic                                              56,583         54,611                 56,042
                                                             ======         ======                 ======

          Diluted                                            60,081         57,509                 59,088
                                                             ======         ======                 ======

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