O2Micro Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Operational and Strategic Highlights:
  • O 2Micro reports non-GAAP net income per fully diluted ADS of 0.07 and GAAP net income per fully diluted ADS of $0.05 
  • Company experienced strong design activity in solutions for backlighting, general lighting, battery, smartphone and tablet markets; expecting products to continue to ramp in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Expects revenue to be up approximately 2-8 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

O 2Micro ® International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, reported its financial results today for the third quarter of 2016, ending September 30, 2016.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter ending September 30, 2016:

O 2Micro International Limited reported Q3 2016 revenue of $14.4 million with revenues up 9.2% from the prior quarter. The gross margin in the third quarter of 2016 was 52.6% and is up from 50.7% in the prior quarter. The gross margin exceeds our target range and varies primarily with revenue level and product mix. During the third quarter of 2016, the company recorded total GAAP operating expenses of $8.7 million, compared to $8.8 million in prior quarter. The respective GAAP operating margins for the third quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2016 were (7.6%) and (15.8%).

GAAP net income was $1.3 million in Q3 2016. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2016. GAAP net income per fully diluted ADS was $0.05 in Q3 2016. This compares to a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.08 in Q2 2016.

Supplementary Data:

The company ended the third quarter of 2016 with $53.1 million in unrestricted cash and short-term investments or $2.07 per outstanding ADS. The accounts receivable balance was $6.6 million and represented 42 days sales outstanding at the end of Q3 2016. Inventory was $8.5 million or 116 days and turned over 3.1 times during Q3 2016. As of September 30, 2016, the company had $61.5 million in working capital and the book value was $81.3 million, or $3.18 per outstanding ADS.

As of September 30, 2016, O 2Micro International Limited counted 365 employees, including 206 engineers.

Management Commentary:

"Third quarter 2016 financial results were within the range of the guidance that we provided in August as we continue to grow revenue and execute on our business objectives," said Sterling Du, O 2Micro's Chairman and CEO. "Our fourth quarter revenue guidance reflects ongoing product ramps in our high potential growth drivers for the consumer and industrial end markets which include backlighting for the TV market, power tools, household appliances, LED lighting and smartphones and tablets. We believe our solutions for these product segments will continue to contribute to our top-line growth in upcoming quarters and lead O 2Micro back to long term profitability."

Conference Call: O 2Micro will hold its third quarter conference call today, November 2, 2016, at 6:00 a.m. PDT, 9:00 a.m. EDT. You may participate using the following dial-in information.
In the US and CANADA: 800-723-6498, pass code #4887486
INTERNATIONAL participants:     785-830-7989, pass code #4887486

A replay of the call will be available by phone until November 9th by visiting the following URL: https://event.mymeetingroom.com/Public/WebRegistration/Y29uZmVyZW5jZUlkPTc5MTkwNTAmdHlwZT1yZXBsYXkmbGFuZ3VhZ2U9ZW5nbGlzaA==passcode: 2927880

A live webcast will also be available on the company website at www.o2micro.com, and an online replay will be available for one week.

About O 2 Micro

Founded in April 1995, O 2Micro develops and markets innovative power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. Products include LED General Lighting, Backlighting, Battery Management and Power Management.

O 2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 33,938 patent claims granted. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.

O 2Micro, the O 2Micro logo, and combinations thereof are registered trademarks of O 2Micro. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Statements made in this release that are not historical, including statements regarding O 2Micro or its management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal Securities Laws. Such statements involve risks, speculation and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements or from management's current views and expectations. Risks and uncertainties in this release may include, without limitation, any one or combination of the following:  the effect of competitive and economic factors; real property value fluctuations and market demand; legal changes in any relevant rules and regulations pertaining to O 2Micro's business; changes in technology and industry standards, and O 2Micro's reaction to those factors; consumer and business buying decisions with respect to our customers' products incorporating O 2Micro's products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of O 2Micro to deliver to the marketplace, and stimulate customer demand therein, for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on O 2Micro's gross margins; the inventory risk associated with O 2Micro's need to order, or commit to order, product components and product capacity in advance of forecast customer orders; the continued availability of acceptable terms of certain components and services essential to O 2Micro's business which are currently obtained by the company from sole or limited sources; the effect that O 2Micro's dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity, availability or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with O 2Mcro's international operations; the potential impact of a finding that O 2Micro has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others, or that any third party may have infringed on O 2Micro's intellectual property that may negatively affect O 2Micro's business; O 2Micro's legal classifications with governmental and regulatory agencies; O 2Micro's dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers, independent sales representatives, and other resellers of O 2Micro's products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on O 2Micro's sales ability and operating profits; the ability of O 2Micro to deliver its products in a timely fashion to its customers, and the possible negative ramifications if such is not possible; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of other legal proceedings.

Actual results may differ materially due to numerous risk factors. Such risk factors are more fully enumerated in O 2Micro's 20-F Annual Filings, Annual Report(s), 6-K's, the Form F-1 filed in connection with the company's initial public offering in August 2000, information posted on our website at www.o2micro.com, and other documents filed with the SEC, NASDAQ or any other public agency from time to time. The statements herein are based on dated information on the dates mentioned herein, which is subject to change. O 2Micro assumes no obligation to update or revise the information provided on today, or any other forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other information that may arise. This information only speaks to the respective dates mentioned in said information.
(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Per Share Amounts)
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
      September 30,     September 30, 
       2016         2015         2016         2015   
NET SALES $ 14,445   $ 13,671   $ 40,652   $ 41,462  
COST OF SALES   6,847     6,556     20,015     20,509  
GROSS PROFIT   7,598     7,115     20,637     20,953  
Research and development (1)   3,960     4,709     11,527     13,006  
Selling, general and administrative (1)   4,741     5,827     14,615     17,818  
Litigation income   -     -     (23 )   -  
Total Operating Expenses   8,701     10,536     26,119     30,824  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS   (1,103 )   (3,421 )   (5,482 )   (9,871 )
Interest income   71     139     224     575  
Foreign exchange gain (loss) - net   203     834     (304 )   691  
Gain on sale of real estate   1,725     268     1,725     767  
Gain on sale of long-term investments   523     8     936     8  
Other - net   195     97     623     347  
Total Non-operating Income   2,717     1,346     3,204     2,388  
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX   1,614     (2,075 )   (2,278 )   (7,483 )
INCOME TAX EXPENSE   282     287     720     815  
NET INCOME (LOSS)   1,332     (2,362 )   (2,998 )   (8,298 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments   (65 )   (2,180 )   508     (1,753 )
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities   (530 )   -     1     -  
Unrealized pension gain   1     2     1     5  
Total Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)   (594 )   (2,178 )   510     (1,748 )
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) $ 738   $ (4,540 ) $ (2,488 ) $ (10,046 )
Basic $ 0.05   $ (0.09 ) $ (0.12 ) $ (0.32 )
Diluted $ 0.05   $ (0.09 ) $ (0.12 ) $ (0.32 )
Basic (in thousands)   25,608     25,896     25,660     26,163  
Diluted (in thousands)   25,880     25,896     25,660     26,163  
Research and development $ 54   $ 76   $ 179   $ 246  
Selling, general and administrative $ 322   $ 374   $ 1,055   $ 1,202  

(In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Share Amounts)
  September 30 , December 31,
       2016          2015    
ASSETS (Unaudited) (Audited)
Cash and cash equivalents $ 27,426   $ 41,199  
Restricted cash   32     31  
Short-term investments   25,642     11,233  
Accounts receivable - net   6,597     5,197  
Inventories   8,502     9,662  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,393     1,126  
Assets held for sale   -     1,956  
Total Current Assets   69,592     70,404  
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS   4,253     9,304  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT - NET   13,841     14,011  
OTHER ASSETS   2,108     2,489  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 89,794   $ 96,208  
Notes and accounts payable $ 3,771   $ 3,333  
Income tax payable   266     2,245  
Deferred tax liabilities   921     2,206  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   3,131     4,896  
Total Current Liabilities   8,089     12,680  
Accrued pension liabilities   277     272  
Other liabilities   84     139  
Total Other Long-Term Liabilities   361     411  
Total Liabilities   8,450     13,091  
Preference shares at $0.00002 par value per share    
Authorized - 250,000,000 shares   -     -  
Ordinary shares at $0.00002 par value per share    
Authorized - 4,750,000,000 shares    
Issued - 1,669,036,600 and 1,660,786,600 shares as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015,respectively            
Outstanding -1,279,624,350 and 1,278,661,400 shares as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively   33     33  
Additional paid-in capital   142,388     141,886  
Accumulated deficits   (41,384 )   (38,386 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   5,334     4,824  
Treasury stock - 389,412,250 and 382,125,200 shares as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively   (25,027 )   (25,240 )
Total Shareholders' Equity   81,344     83,117  

Contact Information:Investor Relations, O2MicroPhone: 408.987.5920, x8888Email:  ir@o2micro.com

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