MaxLinear, Inc. Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a provider of highly integrated, radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced preliminary, unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Management Commentary

“2011 was an exciting year for MaxLinear, one in which we made significant progress in redefining our scope and execution capabilities despite very challenging business conditions. We were able to introduce new product lines to offset declines in some of our legacy product lines. Most notably, we have firmly established a new growth platform in the form of Cable and made investments to set the stage for future growth in exciting platforms such as hybrid TV, new terrestrial set-top technologies, and other forthcoming product applications,” commented Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO. “We are excited about our prospects and are focused on executing on growth initiatives that we believe should result in long-term and meaningful operating leverage for the business going forward.”

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Results

Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $19.3 million, an increase of 9 percent compared to the third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 22 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.

Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 61 percent of revenue, compared to 64 percent in the third quarter of 2011 and 66 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010. Loss from operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 22 percent of revenue, compared to 18 percent in the third quarter of 2011 and compared to a 7 percent loss as a percent of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $4.7 million, or $0.14 per share (diluted), compared with $11.4 million, or $0.35 per share (diluted), for the third quarter of 2011 and net income of $5.7 million, or $0.17 per share (diluted), for the fourth quarter of 2010. Included in the previously reported GAAP operating results for the third quarter of 2011 was an $8.2 million charge associated with the establishment of a valuation allowance related to federal deferred tax assets. Included in the previously reported GAAP operating results for the fourth quarter of 2010 was a one-time tax benefit of $6.7 million associated with the release of a valuation allowance related to federal deferred tax assets.

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