GigOptix Reports Strong First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results – Tenth Consecutive Quarter Of Product Revenue Growth

GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GIG), a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2012.

For the first quarter of 2012 product revenue, which does not include government contract revenue, increased 30% to $9.2 million from $7.1 million in the first quarter of 2011. Total revenue increased 19% over the first quarter of 2011. GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $1.7 million, or $(0.08) per share, including $253,000 in amortization of intangible assets, $738,000 in stock based compensation, $207,000 in restructuring expenses and $141,000 in special litigation-related expenses. This compares to GAAP net loss of $3.4 million, or $(0.28) per share, reported in the same period of the prior year.

On a non-GAAP basis 1, excluding the above mentioned charges, net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $409,000, or $(0.02) per share. This compares to non-GAAP net loss of $432,000, or $(0.04) per share, reported in the same period of the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA 1 for the first quarter of 2012 was $515,000, compared to $38,000 in the same period of the prior year. GigOptix closed the first quarter of 2012 with $15.8 million in cash and investments.

Executive Commentary

“We are pleased to report strong revenue growth with improved EBITDA, good cash management and closely managed expenses in the first quarter, bringing us to our tenth consecutive quarter of product revenue growth,” commented Dr. Avi Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of GigOptix. “Our continued growth is attributed to the important strategic progress that we are making in each of our three product lines -- extending our optical product offerings from telecom to datacom and consumer electronics; further expanding our RF-MMICs product offering into the E-band and wideband markets; and extending our ASIC focus into the development of high speed CMOS drivers and receivers for the consumer market through the combined efforts of our optical and ASIC engineering lines. We also continued to make progress in productizing our 40G and 100G offerings, specifically through our bundled solutions, and in moving these to production with global Tier 1 communication customers.

“In addition, we have met another major milestone in our 5 year strategic plan for GigOptix that was launched with the inception of the company in 2007: being traded on a National Exchange through our recent listing on the NYSE Amex. We expect that our NYSE Amex listing will provide GigOptix with access to new sources of capital and our stockholders with a more efficient market in which to trade. In concert with our listing on NYSE Amex, we announced the extension of the modified 'Dutch auction' tender offer to purchase up to $2.0 million of common stock through May 15, 2012.

Outlook

“The first quarter marks a strong start to what we expect will be a good fiscal year 2012. We are tracking well to our overall plan and are maintaining our outlook for revenue growth of approximately 30% year over year, driven by strong demand for our 40G and 100G optical products and our datacom parallel devices. We are optimistic about the large opportunity in front of us, and our ability to translate this opportunity into long-term shareholder value,” concluded Dr. Katz.

Litigation Update

GigOptix continues to actively prosecute the lawsuit for misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets against its former employees, the company which they formed, Optomai, Inc., and the parent of Optomai, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. As GigOptix has disclosed in the Form 10-K filed with the SEC, the parties are currently engaged in discovery, and the litigation is proceeding.

Financial Results Webcast / Conference Call

GigOptix will host a conference call and webcast with investors today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the first quarter fiscal year 2012 financial results and the business outlook. Investors and other interested parties may access the call by dialing 1-800-561-2731 in the U.S. ( 1-617-614-3528 outside of the U.S.) and entering the pass code 32580499 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call replay will be available beginning two hours after the call and until midnight Eastern Time on May 11, 2012. The replay dial-in number is 1-888-286-8010, and the pass code is 79347559. International callers should dial 1-617-801-6888 and enter the same pass code at the prompt. Additionally, this conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.gigoptix.com.

1 Non-GAAP Measures - GigOptix reports gross margin, operating income and net loss on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. In addition, it reports adjusted EBITDA. A reconciliation of these GAAP to non-GAAP measurements and adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended April 1, 2012 and April 3, 2011 can be found in the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information” table attached to this press release.

About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high-speed end-to-end information streaming over the network and address emerging high-growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and avionics industries. The Company offers a unique broad portfolio of Drivers, TIAs and TFPSTM optical modulators for 40G and 100G fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks, and high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers. GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptix Sunset Rescue Program.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including the bringing of products to market with full documentation. Such statements contain words such as "will," and "expect," or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include (without limitation) statements regarding growth, opportunities, continued traction, contracts, and improvement and our statements under the heading "Business Outlook." Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in any such statement. These risks include, but are not limited to: the ability to extend product offerings into new areas or products, unexpected occurrences that deter the full documentation and "bring to market" plan for products that were developed this year and last year, trends and fluctuations in the industry, changes in demand and purchasing volume of customers, unpredictability of suppliers, our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, the ability to move product sales to production levels, the ability to compete for client design-in opportunities, the ability to cross-sell to new clients and to diversify, the success of product sales in new markets or of recently produced product offerings, including bundled product solutions, the amount of cost savings, the ability to improve productivity, the ability to pursue and attract other M&A opportunities, our ability to enforce intellectual property rights, and the ability to maintain and continue relationships with government agencies. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and in other sections of the company's filings with the SEC, and in the company's other current and periodic reports filed or furnished from time to time with the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the company as of the date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
GIGOPTIX, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
           
Three months ended
April 1,

 
April 3,

 
Revenue   2012  

%
  2011  

%
Product $ 9,151 100 % $ 7,052 92 %
Government contract   -   0 %   610   8 %
Total revenue 9,151 100 % 7,662 100 %
Cost of revenue
Product 4,178 46 % 3,651 48 %
Government contract   -   0 %   180   2 %
Total cost of revenue   4,178   46 %   3,831   50 %
Gross profit   4,973   54 %   3,831   50 %
Research and development expense 3,383 37 % 2,390 31 %
Selling, general and administrative expense 2,807 31 % 2,623 34 %
Restructuring expense 207 2 % - 0 %
Merger-related expense - 0 % 1,107 14 %
Special litigation-related expense 141 2 % - 0 %
Shareholder settlement expense   -   0 %   1,064   14 %
Total operating expenses   6,538   71 %   7,184   94 %
Loss from operations   (1,565 ) -17 %   (3,353 ) -44 %
Interest expense (152 ) -2 % (96 ) -1 %
Other income (expense), net   (15 ) 0 %   12   0 %
Loss before provision for income taxes (1,732 ) -19 % (3,437 ) -45 %
Provision for income taxes   (16 ) 0 %   (5 ) 0 %
Net loss   (1,748 ) -19 %   (3,442 ) -45 %
 
Net loss per share - basic and diluted $ (0.08 ) $ (0.28 )
Weighted average number of shares used in per share
calculations - basic and diluted   21,555     12,255  
GIGOPTIX, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
         
April 1, December 31, Net Change
  2012     2011     $   %  
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 15,797 $ 15,788 $ 9 0 %
Short-term investments - 400 (400 ) (100 %)
Accounts receivable, net 7,050 5,625 1,425 25 %
Inventories 2,546 2,220 326 15 %
Prepaid and other current assets   432     298     134   45 %
Total current assets 25,825 24,331 1,494 6 %
Property and equipment, net 4,534 4,488 46 1 %
Intangible assets, net 5,028 5,281 (253 ) (5 %)
Goodwill 9,860 9,860 - 0 %
Restricted cash 258 255 3 1 %
Other assets   304     309     (5 ) (2 %)
Total assets $ 45,809   $ 44,524   $ 1,285   3 %
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 3,590 $ 3,183 $ 407 13 %
Accrued compensation 1,506 832 674 81 %
Line of credit 4,710 3,000 1,710 57 %
Other current liabilities   4,370     4,945     (575 ) (12 %)
Total current liabilities 14,176 11,960 2,216 19 %
Pension liabilities 137 65 72 111 %
Other long-term liabilities   959     1,185     (226 ) (19 %)
Total liabilities 15,272 13,210 2,062 16 %
 
Stockholders' Equity
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized as of April 1, 2012;
21,587,332 and 21,545,713 issued and outstanding as of April 1, 2012 and
December 31, 2011, respectively.
Common stock, $0.001 par value 22 22 - 0 %
Additional paid-in capital 119,313 118,362 951 1 %
Accumulated deficit (89,241 ) (87,493 ) (1,748 ) 2 %
Accumulated other comprehensive income   443     423     20   5 %
Total stockholders' equity   30,537     31,314     (777 ) (2 %)
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 45,809   $ 44,524   $ 1,285   3 %
 
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GIGOPTIX, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
Three months ended,
April 1, April 3,
  2012     2011  
GAAP Total cost of revenue $ 4,178 $ 3,831
Stock based compensation (15 ) (14 )
Amortization of intangible assets   (122 )   (65 )
Non-GAAP Total cost of revenue $ 4,041   $ 3,752  
 
GAAP Gross profit $ 4,973 $ 3,831
Stock based compensation 15 14
Amortization of intangible assets   122     65  
Non-GAAP Gross profit $ 5,110   $ 3,910  
 
 
GAAP - Operating expenses $ 6,538 $ 7,184
Stock based compensation (723 ) (662 )
Amortization of intangible assets (131 ) (98 )
Restructuring expense (207 ) -
Merger-related expense - (1,107 )
Shareholder settlement expense - (1,064 )
Special litigation-related expense   (141 )   -  
Non-GAAP Operating expenses $ 5,336   $ 4,253  
 
GAAP Loss from operations $ (1,565 ) $ (3,353 )
Stock based compensation 738 676
Amortization of intangible assets 253 163
Restructuring expense 207 -
Shareholder settlement expense - 1,064
Merger-related expense - 1,107
Special litigation-related expense   141     -  
Non-GAAP Loss from operations $ (226 ) $ (343 )
 
GAAP - Net loss $ (1,748 ) $ (3,442 )
Stock based compensation 738 676
Amortization of intangible assets 253 163
Restructuring expense 207 -
Shareholder settlement expense - 1,064
Merger-related expense - 1,107
Special litigation-related expense   141     -  
Non-GAAP Net loss $ (409 ) $ (432 )
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:
Loss from operations $ (1,565 ) $ (3,353 )
Restructuring expense 207 -
Shareholder settlement expense - 1,064
Merger-related expense - 1,107
Depreciation and amortization 994 544
Stock based compensation 738 676
Special litigation-related expense   141     -  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 515   $ 38  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding 21,555 12,255
Per share amounts
Non-GAAP $ (0.02 ) $ (0.04 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 0.02 $ 0.00

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