MoSys, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 2, 2012 — MoSys, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access for network and communications systems, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Closed $4.2 million sale of serial interface technology;
  • Ended the quarter with total cash and investments of $55 million;
  • Completed carrier-grade qualification of the Bandwidth Engine® IC; and
  • Achieved first OEM design wins for the Bandwidth Engine IC product family at multiple customers.

Management Commentary

“During the first quarter, we achieved additional significant milestones for the Bandwidth Engine by securing multiple new design wins, including a multi-platform design win with a major Japanese networking equipment supplier,” said Len Perham, MoSys’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to work closely with prospective customers to convert existing design wins in-progress into design wins, while the performance improvements offered by the Bandwidth Engine continue to generate strong interest from customers and partners. We have now successfully completed high-temperature operating life testing and achieved carrier-grade qualification. We have also made further progress in the development of our second generation Bandwidth Engine IC, which will include a significant performance upgrade and a substantially enhanced feature set.

“This quarter represents a significant shift toward becoming a fabless semiconductor company. During the quarter, we completed the sale of a portion of our high-speed serial interface technology. This transaction was synergistic with our strategy to monetize our IP and technology portfolio in order to further strengthen our financial resources, while focusing on the development, marketing and sale of our Bandwidth Engine ICs. With initial Bandwidth Engine design wins from leading networking equipment providers, a solid pipeline of design wins in-progress and a strengthened balance sheet, we are well positioned to achieve our goals in the coming quarters,” concluded Mr. Perham.

First Quarter Results

Total net revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $1.4 million, compared with $5.2 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $3.5 million in the first quarter of 2011.

First quarter 2012 total revenue included licensing and other revenue of $0.2 million, compared with $2.7 million for the previous quarter and $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter 2012 royalty revenue was $1.2 million, compared with $2.5 million in the previous quarter and $2.2 million for the first quarter of 2011.

Gross margin for the first quarter of 2012 was 96 percent, compared with 66 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 81 percent for the first quarter of 2011. The sequential increase in gross margin was primarily due to royalty revenue representing a higher percentage of total revenue.

Total operating expenses on a GAAP basis for the first quarter of 2012 were $8.6 million, compared with a $26.5 million gain in the previous quarter and $8.9 million of expenses for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter 2012 operating expenses included a net gain of $1.9 million related to the serial interface technology IP sale, and the Company expects to record $1.9 million of additional gains over the next twelve months. Additionally, total operating expenses included a one-time charge to selling, general and administrative expenses of $0.6 million related to an arbitration settlement of a contract dispute, $0.7 million of amortization of intangible assets and $1.0 million of stock-based compensation expense.

GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $7.2 million, or ($0.19) per share, compared with net income of $29.8 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, in the previous quarter and a net loss of $6.0 million, or ($0.16) per share, for the first quarter of 2011. The non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $5.5 million, or ($0.14) per share, which excludes amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense. Earnings per share for the first quarter of 2012 were computed using approximately 38.6 million shares on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results is provided in the financial statement tables following the text of this press release.

As of March 31, 2012, cash and investments totaled $54.7 million, which included $2.2 million in net cash proceeds from the Company’s March 2012 sale of serial interface technology.

Financial Results Webcast / Conference Call

MoSys 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 2012 financial results and the business outlook. Investors and other interested parties may access the call by dialing 1-800-901-5241 in the U.S. (1-617-786-2963 outside of the U.S.), and entering the pass code 69792433 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. In addition, an audio webcast will be available through the MoSys Web site at . A telephone replay will be available for two business days following the call at 1-888-286-8010 in the U.S. (1-617-801-6888 outside of the U.S.), pass code of 15780229.

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