Revenue for 2006 was $48.6 million, compared with $72.7 million in 2005. The decrease in revenue between 2005 and 2006 was primarily due to the anticipated reduction in the Company's end-of-life product revenue. License and service revenue was $46.9 million in 2006, which was comparable to $48.1 million in 2005. Net loss for 2006 was $23.5 million, or a loss of $0.12 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.2 million, or a loss of $0.03 per share in 2005.
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $2.4 million, which included $2.2 million of service revenue and $200,000 of end-of-life product revenue. This compared with $13.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2005, which included $10.1 million of service revenue and $3.2 million of end-of-life product revenue. Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $15.9 million, or a loss of $0.08 per share, compared with a net loss of $2.1 million, or a loss of $0.01 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2005. The fourth quarter of 2006 results included fixed assets and other assets impairment and restructuring charges totaling $1.2 million due to the Company's recent restructuring, as well as non-cash charges of $1.7 million for amortization of intangible assets and $1.4 million for stock-based compensation expenses.
Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2006 was a negative 45 percent, compared with gross margin of 47 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005. The decrease in gross margin was due primarily to an inventory write down of $1.8 million for inventory built in anticipation of a ramp in demand from the Microsoft FlexGo program.
The Company's cash, cash equivalents and short term investments at December 31, 2006 totaled $41.6 million. The Company continues to be debt free.
"Overall, 2006 was a year of successful program execution for Transmeta. We signed Toshiba, the fourth largest semiconductor supplier in the world, as the fourth licensee of our LongRun2 technologies; we developed and built a customized processor for Microsoft's FlexGo program; and we successfully completed multiple engineering services programs for Sony," said Les Crudele, president and CEO. "Despite these accomplishments by our team, we did not succeed in signing a second LongRun2 licensee within the year, and our other programs experienced some significant disappointments in the marketplace. Notably, Microsoft's FlexGo program did not ramp as quickly as projected, and Sony's internal roadmap decisions reduced its need for engineering services. In view of these challenges, we initiated a restructuring program to reduce our spending and focus our resources on developing and licensing our technologies and intellectual property. Over the long term, our goal is to build a company that is financially stable with a steady and consistent revenue stream, sustainable profitability, and positive cash flow."
As previously announced, Transmeta's management will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time / 2:00 p.m. Pacific time to discuss the operating performance for the quarter. The conference call will be available live over the Internet at the investor relations section of Transmeta's website at www.transmeta.com. To listen to the conference call, please dial (913) 981-5592. A recording of the conference call will be available for one week, starting one hour after the completion of the call, until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on March 6, 2007. The phone number to access the recording is (888) 203-1112, and the passcode is 3484923. For callers outside the U.S., please dial (719) 457-0820, with the same passcode.
About Transmeta Corporation
Transmeta Corporation develops and licenses innovative computing, microprocessor and semiconductor technologies and related intellectual property. Founded in 1995, we first became known for designing, developing and selling our highly efficient x86-compatible software-based microprocessors, which deliver a balance of low power consumption, high performance, low cost and small size suited for diverse computing platforms. We now also provide, through strategic alliances and under contract, engineering services that leverage our microprocessor design and development capabilities. In addition to our microprocessor product and services businesses, we also develop and license advanced power management technologies for controlling leakage and increasing power efficiency in semiconductor and computing devices. To learn more about Transmeta, visit www.transmeta.com.
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Transmeta Corporation Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands) December 31, 2006 December 31, 2005 (1) ----------------- --------------------- ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 11,595 $ 27,659 Short-term investments 29,955 28,811 Accounts receivable 310 1,686 Inventories - 265 Prepaid and other current assets 2,729 2,279 ----------------- --------------------- Total current assets 44,589 60,700 Property, plant and equipment, net 758 1,623 Patents and patent rights, net 9,234 16,080 Other assets 2,148 911 ----------------- --------------------- TOTAL ASSETS $ 56,729 $ 79,314 ================= ===================== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable $ 1,467 $ 1,521 Accrued compensation and benefits 3,245 3,279 Deferred income, net 15 5,937 Accrued other 3,015 2,109 Advances from customers 1,320 7,260 Accrued restructuring costs 1,996 1,803 Current portion of long-term payables 667 - ----------------- --------------------- Total current liabilities 11,725 21,909 Long-term accrued restructuring costs 988 2,453 Long-term payables, net of current portion 1,333 - ----------------- --------------------- Total liabilities 14,046 24,362 ----------------- --------------------- Stockholders' equity: Common stock 724,229 713,129 Treasury stock (2,439) (2,439) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (66) (195) Accumulated deficit (679,041) (655,543) ----------------- --------------------- Total stockholders' equity 42,683 54,952 ----------------- --------------------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 56,729 $ 79,314 ================= ===================== (1) Derived from the Company's audited financial statements as of December 31, 2006, included in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.