DigitalOptics total revenue was $7.7 million, compared to first quarter 2011 DigitalOptics revenue of $14.2 million. The decrease was due primarily to several one-time license and royalty payments in the first quarter of 2011 and weaker demand in the Company’s lithography served market.
Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $8.1 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, which included non-cash charges of $6.4 million for amortization of acquired intangibles and $4.0 million for stock-based compensation.
Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $0.2 million or $0.00 per basic share. Non-GAAP net income is defined as income and operating expenses adjusted for acquired intangibles amortization, charges for acquired in-process research and development, stock-based compensation expense, impairment charges on long-lived assets and goodwill, and related tax effects.
Balance SheetCash, cash equivalents and investments were $490.4 million at March 31, 2012, a decrease of $2.0 million from Dec. 31, 2011. In the first quarter of 2012, net cash used by operations was $1.2 million. The Company purchased $2.2 million of intellectual property and $1.9 million of property and equipment. Prepared Remarks and Conference Call Information Concurrently with the publication of its earnings press release, the Company will post to its website management’s prepared remarks regarding the Company’s quarterly performance. These prepared remarks are being made available in order to provide the investment community with additional time to analyze the Company’s results prior to the conference call. The first quarter 2012 earnings conference call will include brief remarks from management, followed by a Q&A session. The Company will hold its first quarter 2012 earnings conference call at 2:00 P.M. Pacific (5:00 P.M. Eastern) today. To access the call in the U.S., please dial 877-651-0051, and for international callers dial 706-643-3789 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for 90 days at www.tessera.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the telephone replay in the U.S., please dial 855-859-2056. International callers please dial 404-537-3406. Enter access code 69283745. Safe Harbor Statement This document 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 for the first quarter of 2012; the transformation of the DigitalOptics business and its ability to become a high-volume manufacturer of next-generation camera modules, including for devices using MEMS actuators; the building out of a team, the development of a supply chain, and the engagement of multiple Tier 1 mobile phone suppliers for the DigitalOptics business; the expected design win relating to the MEMS actuator; future dividend plans; the sufficiency of the Company’s capital resources; long-term growth prospects; and the Company’s future operating performance, needs for cash and prospects to generate cash. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the Company's businesses; market or industry conditions; the expiration of license agreements and the cessation of related royalty income; the failure, inability or refusal of licensees to pay royalties; delays, setbacks or losses relating to the Company's intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or any 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; 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 risk of a decline in demand for semiconductor and camera module products; 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, including the pending acquisition by DigitalOptics Corporation of Flextronics's camera module business in Zhuhai, China; 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 and sell products due to high concentration in the markets for semiconductors and related products and camera modules; the impact of competing technologies on the demand for the Company's technologies and products; failure by DigitalOptics Corporation to become a vertically integrated camera module supplier; and the reliance on a limited number of suppliers for the components used in the manufacture of DigitalOptics products. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011, include more information about factors that could affect the Company's financial results. The Company assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. Although this release may remain available on the Company's website or elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that the Company is reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein.