AnalogicTech Reports Results for the Third Quarter 2008 and Announces $30 Million Share Repurchase Program (Revenue down 17%)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. ("AnalogicTech" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: AATI), a developer of power management semiconductors for mobile consumer electronic devices, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008.

 

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Net revenue for the third quarter of 2008 was $25.4 million, a decrease of 17.0% over net revenue of $30.6 million for the third quarter of 2007 and a sequential increase of 19.8% from net revenue of $21.2 million for the second quarter of 2008.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2008 was $0.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $2.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2007, and net loss of $3.8 million or $0.08 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2008. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangibles, and severance-related expenses, net of taxes, net income for the third quarter of 2008 was $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP net income of $4.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2007 and non-GAAP net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2007 excluded stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquired intangibles, net of taxes. Non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2008 excluded stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangibles, in-process research and development, and severance related charges, net of taxes.

AnalogicTech reported gross margins of 50.0% for the third quarter of 2008, compared to 53.6% for the third quarter of 2007 and 47.3% for the second quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP gross margin was 51.4% for the third quarter of 2008, compared to 54.6% for the third quarter of 2007 and 48.9% for the second quarter of 2008. The Company ended the quarter with $110.9 million in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments.

AnalogicTech also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $30 million of its common stock. The Company may repurchase shares in the open market, including through the use of a 10b5-1 trading plan or through privately negotiated transactions. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend upon market conditions and other factors, in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission requirements.

"We were pleased to deliver strong sequential revenue growth during the third quarter as sales rebounded, as expected, in Taiwan and China while sales in Korea remained robust," stated Richard K. Williams, President, CEO and CTO of AnalogicTech. "Importantly, we are seeing an increasing contribution from our ModularBCD products, which accounted for 19% of billings for the quarter.

"While we began the quarter with a strong backlog, order rates declined in October, and we remain cautious regarding the impact the macroeconomic environment will have on customer demand. We remain dedicated to the continued expansion of our product portfolio to strengthen our market position while retaining our strong discipline in cost control and cash management. In light of our current business outlook and the economic environment, we will continue to review our cost structure, and remain steadfast in our commitment to returning the Company to profitability."

Mr. Williams added, "Despite the ongoing challenges of the current world-wide economic environment, we remain confident in the long-term growth prospects of the Company."

Business Outlook

The following statements are based upon management's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. AnalogicTech undertakes no obligation to update these statements.

For the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2008, AnalogicTech estimates revenue in the range of $19.5 to $22.5 million, and net loss in the range of $0.13 to $0.09 per diluted share on a GAAP basis. The fourth quarter 2008 estimates include pre-tax quarterly share-based compensation expense in the range of $1.6 to $1.8 million.

Non-GAAP Reporting

In addition to GAAP reporting, AnalogicTech reports net income, gross margin and earnings/loss per share on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP earnings information excludes certain items and their tax-related effects. AnalogicTech believes this non-GAAP earnings information provides meaningful insight into the Company's ongoing operational performance and has therefore chosen to provide this information to investors as an additional dimension of comparability to similar companies. AnalogicTech also uses this information internally to evaluate and manage company operations and to determine incentive compensation. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP net income, gross margin and earnings/loss per share is included in the tables below.

The non-GAAP information included in this press release is not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP information of other companies. Non-GAAP information should not be viewed as a substitute for, or superior to, net income or other data prepared in accordance with GAAP as measures of our profitability or liquidity. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions for which adjustments have been made.

Conference Call Details

The AnalogicTech third quarter 2008 teleconference and webcast is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 30, 2008. To participate in the live call, analysts and investors should dial 800-257- 2101 or 303-262-2053 at least ten minutes prior to the call. AnalogicTech will also offer a live and archived webcast of the conference call, accessible from the company's investor relations website at http://www.aati.com in the "Webcasts" section. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available through November 5, 2008, by dialing 800-405-2236 and entering the passcode: 11120755#. Callers outside the U.S. and Canada may access the replay by dialing 303-590-3000 and entering the passcode: 11120755#.

About AnalogicTech

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech) is a supplier of Total Power Management(TM) semiconductor solutions for mobile consumer electronic devices, such as wireless handsets, notebook and tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, wireless LAN, and personal media players. The company focuses its design and marketing efforts on the application-specific power management needs of consumer, communications, and computing applications in these rapidly evolving devices. AnalogicTech also develops and licenses device, process, package, and application-related technology. AnalogicTech is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Macau, S.A.R., with offices in China (Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, France and United Kingdom, as well as a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors. The company is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol AATI. For more information, please visit the AnalogicTech website: http://www.analogictech.com. (AnalogicTech - F)

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements, including financial projections and forecasts, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause AnalogicTech's actual results to differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause AnalogicTech's results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements include customers' cancellation or modification of their orders; our failure to accurately forecast demand for our products; the loss of, or a significant reduction in orders from, any of our significant customers; consumer demand for cellular phones and other mobile consumer electronic devices; worldwide economic and political conditions, particularly in Asia; our ability to manage inventory levels, fluctuations in our operating results; our inability to develop and sell new products; defects in or failures of our products; the expense and uncertainty involved in our customer design-win efforts; the financial viability of the distributors of our products; fluctuations in our costs to manufacture our products; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, test, assemble and ship our products; our ability to retain and attract key personnel; our ability to compete with our competitors; and our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and not infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Other factors that may cause our actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and that may affect our prospects in general are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. AnalogicTech undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or changed assumptions or circumstances.

AnalogicTech and the AnalogicTech logo are trademarks of Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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