InvenSense CEO Discusses F1Q13 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

InvenSense (INVN)

F1Q13 Earnings Call

July 24, 2012 04:30 PM ET

Executives

Alan Krock - CFO

Steve Nasiri - Chairman & CEO

Analyst

Nick Clare - Robert Baird

Mark Delaney - Goldman Sachs

Richard Shannon - Craig-Hallum

Gus Richard - Piper Jaffray

Krishna Shankar - Roth Capital

Presentation

Operator

Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the First Quarter 2013 InvenSense Inc., Earnings Conference Call. My name is Fabiola and I will be your operator for today. (Operator Instructions). I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today Mr. Alan Krock, Chief Financial Officer. Please proceed.

Alan Krock

Thank you operator. Good afternoon and welcome to all, I need to begin our call with a forward-looking statements, statements by management in this conference call that are not historical are forward-looking statements as determined to find in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include projects of revenue gross margins and other financial metrics that maybe discussed during this conference call and potential for the continued technology, leadership of InvenSense devices and consumer electronic markets including comments on our current potential future market share.

Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements during this call involve risk and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors including without limitation, current global economic conditions, the business environment facing our customers or their belief concerning this environment, customer inventory levels, verticals, market mix, market acceptance of the Company’s products, production and introduction schedule, the rate of growth in sales, the company’s products.

Changes in the mix of our business between various motion processing solutions as well as changes in economic conditions and other risk factors that the document filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

Copies of InvenSense SECs filings are posted on the Company’s website and are available from the Company without charge. Forward-looking statements are made as of this date of this conference call and the company does not undertake any obligations to update its forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. With that introduction I will turn the call over now to Steve Nasiri, our Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Steve Nasiri

Thank you Alan and good afternoon to everyone. Welcome to our fiscal 2013 first quarter call. We had a solid quarter and we were able to deliver at the mid-point of our stated guidance of $38 million to $40 million with revenue of $39.2 million.

Our earnings per share also met our guidance of $0.09 per share, our revenue grew 19% sequentially in the June quarter with the smart phone and tablets leading our growth and representing 75% of total revenue. Also ask we discussed in our last call, a sequential revenue growth opportunity in the June quarter was somewhat tampered by constraints in the availability of certain leading age components from other chip providers into the handset and tablet phase related to tight capacity up 28 nanometer technology.

Looking ahead to reminder of fiscal 2013 we believe this component shortages are already accounted for in customers forecast provided to us and we do not foresee any significant additional surprises in this regard.

Looking at the motion interface market based on all of our ongoing customer engagement, we are very pleased by the rapid rate of adoption of this functionality into many high end smart phones and we are now seeing this adoption growing into mid-range smartphones driven by some of the leading device makers. We are also pleased with markets adoption of our integrated six-axis devices in most new designs just coming to the market such as Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE smartphone.

This is further validation of market acceptance of our technology driven by top key manufacturers. We are also very delighted by the standardization of motion interface functionality by leading Android tablet makers. As an example our six-axis motion tracking solution is in the recently released Google Nexus 7 tablet in addition to a number of new Android tablet is scheduled to hit the market soon. We believe that the tablet market will represent the growth opportunity for us for remainder of our fiscal year.

We continue to be encouraged with the fast paced of adoption of motion interface functionality by many other leading consumer electronic device makers. We are also starting to see motion interface functionality being adopted in many games and other mobile application.

For instance, the latest version of Android operating system called Jelly Bean has incorporated motion into its 3D street view. Today customers consider (inaudible) our consumption and performance as key selection criteria in addition to price and quality. And we see evidence of this trend in the fast transition of mark to market from stand-alone motion sensors to adoption of our intelligent integrated six-axis motion tracking devices.

You are expecting an increase in volume shipment of our six-axis devices of over 100% in Q2 compared to Q1. We also see continuing the trend in our gaming and Smart TV market with customers expecting to meet our initial expectations for our current fiscal year. Because of superior performance of our product we continue to retain 100% market share at key accounts.

We believe technology leads in providing complete motion tracking solutions and our reputation for high performance and high quality product are resulting in an increased number of new opportunities that would lead to positive growth and increased revenue for investments in second half of the fiscal year 2013 and beyond.

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