Zilog Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zilog, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZILG), a trusted supplier of application specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial and consumer markets, today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal 2010 ended June 27, 2009.

Net sales from continuing operations for the fiscal 2010 first quarter were $7.2 million, a sequential increase of 3 percent and a year over year decrease of 25 percent. The sequential increase exceeded the previously announced guidance range and follows quarterly sequential declines in the December, 2008 and March, 2009 fiscal quarters. The sequential decline in the two previous quarters reflects the worldwide fall in demand for end products as a result of the global economic crisis. On February 18, 2009 the Company sold its universal remote control and secured transaction processor businesses. In accordance with FASB No. 144, the comparative financial statements for its first fiscal quarter ended June 28, 2008 have been restated to reflect these sold businesses as discontinued operations.

GAAP net income for the fiscal first quarter ended June 27, 2009 was $0.4 million, or 2 cents per share, as compared to GAAP net income of $12.1 million in the previous fiscal quarter, or 71 cents per share. Net income for the fiscal 2010 first quarter includes a credit to other income of $1.0 million, or 6 cents per share, reflecting the sale and assignment to a third party of five patents and their associated intellectual property rights. Net income for the fiscal 2009 fourth quarter ended March 31, 2009 included a gain on sale of the two businesses of $21.6 million, partially offset by certain special and one-time charges of $3.5 million. The GAAP net income for Q1 fiscal 2010 compares to a GAAP net loss of $1.7 million for the first quarter fiscal 2009 which included special charges of $0.6 million reflecting costs associated with consolidation and manufacturing outsource activities.

"Our opening quarter of the 2010 fiscal year highlighted profitability, sequential sales growth, increased cash and a positive book-to-bill ratio. Following the sale of the businesses in February, we have revitalized the company making it leaner with a significantly lower breakeven sales level. Coupled with a laser-focus on our new product development and our esteemed industry brand from 35 years of microcontroller history, we believe we are well positioned as the global economy recovers," said Darin G. Billerbeck, Zilog's president and chief executive officer.

"While the current global economy continues to pose challenges and uncertainties, we are excited by our continued development of solutions for power management and sensing applications including the use of wireless. We are also energized by our recently announced 3.3 volt Serial Communications Controller product, which extends further power saving capabilities to customers who have long been pleased with our classic SCC portfolio," stated Billerbeck.

The company reported cash, cash equivalents and long-term investments of $34.7 million at June 27, 2009, compared to $33.3 million at March 31, 2009. Net cash provided by continuing operating activities was $2.0 million for the fiscal 2010 first quarter, as compared to $1.4 million for the first quarter in the prior fiscal year and net cash used in continuing operating activities of $8.1 million in the prior fiscal quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, as defined below, was positive $0.7 million for the fiscal 2010 first quarter, as compared to negative $2.2 million in the first fiscal quarter a year ago and negative $1.5 million in the prior fiscal quarter.

"In our first fiscal quarter, we generated positive adjusted EBITDA and positive net income including the sale and assignment of certain patent rights. As the market rapidly deteriorated after September 2008, our quick and decisive actions to sell two businesses and resize our core business resulted in a significantly lower Adjusted EBITDA breakeven sales level, including a 25 percent sequential reduction this quarter," said Perry J. Grace, Zilog's executive vice President and chief financial officer.

"We have continued to diligently manage our working capital, resulting in a fiscal Q1 increase in cash, cash equivalents and long term investments of $1.4 million and an expectation of a further increase again this quarter. In addition, our balance sheet strength allows us to better determine our strategic options as we move forward, regardless of the direction the global economy may take," stated Grace.

The Company expects net sales for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ending September 26, 2009 to be consistent with or up to 5 percent higher than the fiscal quarter ended June 27, 2009. Additionally, the Company expects cash, cash equivalents and long-term investments to be approximately $36 million to $37 million at September 26, 2009. This includes $1.0 million in cash received in July, 2009 for the patent sale and assignment and the expected receipt in August, 2009 of $1.55 million or 50 percent of the escrow funds from the February sale of the two businesses.


The Company may make reference to certain Non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that these Non-GAAP measures are useful measures of operating performance and liquidity because they may exclude the impact of certain items, such as amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, depreciation, non-operating interest, income taxes and special charges. However, these Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, net income (loss) and net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

                                             Three Months Ended
                             Jun. 27,  Mar. 31,  Dec. 27,  Sep. 27,  Jun. 28,
                               2009      2009      2008      2008      2008
                                               (in thousands)
    Reconciliation of
     Non-GAAP Net Loss
     to GAAP Net Loss

    Non-GAAP net income
     (loss) from continuing
     operations                $394   ($1,776)   ($2,871)  ($2,563)  ($2,397)
    Non-GAAP adjustments on
     Continuing operations:
      Special charges and
       credits                  135     3,478      1,696       554       590
      Amortization of
       intangible assets          -       174        209       209       209
      Non-cash stock-based
       compensation COS          19        21         44        30        42
      Non-cash stock-based
       compensation R&D          24       (24)       126        47        72
      Non-cash stock-based
       compensation SG&A        183       201              297              211              257
          Total  non-GAAP
            adjustments                              361          3,850            2,372          1,051          1,170
        GAAP  Net  loss  from
          Continuing  operations            $33      ($5,626)      ($5,243)    ($3,614)    ($3,567)


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