Trident Microsystems Reports Results for First Quarter Ended Mar. 31, 2010

(PRNewswire) — Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID), a leader in high-performance semiconductor system solutions for the connected home, today announced results for its quarter ended Mar. 31, 2010.  Results for the quarter include approximately eight weeks of contribution from product lines acquired from NXP B.V., a transaction that closed on Feb. 8, 2010.

For the quarter, the company reported net revenues of $90.4 million, which compares with $31.9 million in the prior sequential quarter and $6.9 million in the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2009.  The company reported a net loss for the quarter of $3.9 million, or $0.03 per share, on a generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis.  Net loss for the quarter includes a net benefit of $33.5 million related to the NXP transaction, consisting of negative goodwill of $48.5 million offset by $15.0 million of intangibles amortization and acquisition-related expenses.  Net loss for the quarter also includes $8.4 million of restructuring charges related to previously announced integration plans.  The net loss for the first quarter of 2010 compares with a net loss of $23.4 million, or $0.34 per share in the prior sequential quarter and a net loss of $16.6 million, or $0.27 per share, in the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2009.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $25.8 million, or $0.20 per share, which compares with a non-GAAP net loss of $15.6 million, or $0.22 per share, in the prior sequential quarter and a non-GAAP net loss of $14.4 million, or $0.23 per share, in the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2009.  A detailed reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP net loss is provided in a table following the non-GAAP consolidated statements of operations.

Sylvia Summers, Trident's chief executive officer, said, "We accomplished the first phase of a significant integration in the first quarter, successfully closing the NXP transaction and completing approximately eight weeks of combined operations.  We are on track to deliver a June quarter in line with earlier guidance and to achieve non-GAAP operating breakeven as early as the end of the year."

Outlook

For the quarter ending June 30, 2010 (the first full quarter reflecting the contribution of the acquired NXP product lines) Trident is providing the following outlook.  The company's outlook for any period is based on current expectations and is subject to various factors, including those set forth in the Forward-Looking Information statement below. Actual results may differ materially.

  • Quarter ending June 30, 2010:
    • Net revenues are expected to be in the range of $150 million to $165 million.
    • Non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be in the range of 27% to 28%.
    • Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be in the range of $67 million to $70 million, with research and development expenses in the range of $47 million to $49 million and selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately $20 million to $21 million.  
    • Non-GAAP operating loss is expected to be in the range of $23 million to $26 million.
    • Provision for income taxes is expected to be approximately $1 million.
    • Restructuring charges are expected to be in the range of $3 million to $6 million.  These charges are not included in the guidance for non-GAAP operating loss.
    • Cash as of the end of the quarter is expected to be in the range of $95 million to $105 million.

Investor Conference Call

Date:  Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Time:  1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

Domestic Dial-In:  866-761-0748

International Dial-In:  617-614-2706

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A replay of the conference call will be available for two weeks, beginning on May 5, 2010 and will be accessible by calling 888-286-8010 (domestic) or +1-617-801-6888 (international) using access code 27096394.  This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Trident's web site at: http://www.tridentmicro.com. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.fulldisclosure.com, Thomson/CCBN's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents.  Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson's password-protected event management site, StreetEvents ( www.streetevents.com).

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the consolidated financial results prepared under GAAP, Trident uses a non-GAAP conforming, or non-GAAP, measure of net loss that is GAAP net loss adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses and gains. Non-GAAP net loss gives an indication of Trident's baseline performance before gains, losses or other charges that are considered by management to be outside the company's core operating results. In addition, non-GAAP net loss is among the primary indicators management uses as a basis for planning and forecasting future periods. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP and may be materially different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Trident computes non-GAAP net loss by adjusting GAAP net loss for acquisition-related expenses, stock-based compensation expense, expenses related to the stock option investigation and related matters, restructuring charges, expenses related to software license fees adjustment, amortization and impairment of intangible assets from acquisitions, impairment loss, backlog amortization, capital gains and losses and dividend income.  A detailed reconciliation between net loss on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP net loss is provided in a table following non-GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial expectations for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, expected restructuring activity, and our ability to breakeven by the end of 2010. The forward-looking statements made above are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary materially depending on a number of factors. These risks include, in particular, our ability to realize the benefits from our acquisition of product lines from NXP, our ability to build upon our core strengths, including our technology, engineering team, competitive cost structure and strong balance sheet, the timing of product introductions, the ability to obtain design wins among major OEMs for Trident's products, the availability of wafers from our suppliers, and competitive pressures, including pricing and competitors' new product introductions, the impact of the uncertain global macroeconomic environment, the increasingly competitive DTV market and our ability to retain key employees. Additional factors that may affect Trident's business are described in detail in Trident's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at http://www.sec.gov.

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