Adeia Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results

Nov 09, 2022

Reiterates full year revenue guidance, narrows range

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adeia Inc. (Nasdaq: ADEA) (the “Company” or “Adeia”), formerly known as Xperi Holding Corporation, today announced financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2022. These third quarter financial results include both the intellectual property (IP) licensing business and the product business prior to separation on October 1, 2022.

“Our third quarter represents a significant milestone for Adeia as we successfully completed the spin-off of the product business and now stand as a newly independent, leading IP licensing company with a compelling business model which leverages our strong business fundamentals to generate enhanced financial performance in the near and long-term,” said Paul E. Davis, chief executive officer of Adeia. “We have built an incredible licensing platform with consistent and strong cash flows, and world-class innovation engines in both our Media and Semiconductor businesses. We want to wish the Xperi management team and all its employees all the best as they move forward on their journey as a stand-alone public company.”


  • On a combined basis, total revenue for the third quarter was $210.9 million, a decline of 4% from $219.4 million in the same period last year
  • On a combined basis, total revenue for the nine months ending September 30, 2022, was $702.4 million, a 6% increase from $663.2 million in the same period last year
  • Total revenue for the IP business during the third quarter was $89.3 million, a decline of 12% from $101.6 million in the same period last year
  • Total revenue for the IP business for the nine months ending September 30, 2022, was $335.6 million, an increase of 11% from $301.5 million in the same period last year
  • Successfully completed the spin-off of the product business, positioning us well for long term growth as a leading independent IP licensing company
  • Signed a multi-year license renewal with Foxtel, Australia’s leading Pay-TV platform, further demonstrating our impressive track record of successful renewals
  • Signed a new multi-year deal with Philo, a leading entertainment focused TV streaming service, illustrating our IP's continued applicability and growth of our IP beyond traditional Pay-TV

Capital Allocation

On September 19, 2022, the Company distributed $5.2 million to stockholders of record on August 29, 2022, for a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock.

On October 20, 2022, the Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable on December 21, 2022, to stockholders of record on November 30, 2022.

During the third quarter, we made a $10.1 million payment toward our outstanding term loan, bringing the outstanding balance to $759.4 million as of September 30, 2022.

Financial Outlook

The Company is reiterating its prior full-year 2022 stand-alone revenue guidance and narrowing the prior range of $425 - $450 million to $430 - $445 million.

Due to the unique dynamics of the product business spin-off coinciding with the end of the quarter, we will be providing guidance for Adeia’s fiscal fourth quarter of 2022 on a stand-alone basis. Moving forward, we intend to only provide annual guidance.

(in millions, except for tax rate)
  Q4'22 GAAP
  Q4'22 Non-GAAP
Revenue   $95 -- 110   $95 -- 110
Operating Expenses1   $70 -- 74   $35 -- 39
Interest Expense   $15 -- 17   $15 -- 17
Other Income (Expense)   ~ $0.5   ~ $0.5
Tax Rate   (14)%   23%
Basic Shares Outstanding   106   106
Diluted Shares Outstanding   110   110

1See tables for reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP differences.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold its third quarter 2022 earnings conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 PM Eastern Time) on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. To access the call in the U.S., please dial 877-451-6152, and for international callers, dial +1 201-389-0879. The conference ID is 13733251. All participants should dial in 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call and can use the conference ID to access the call. The Company also suggests utilizing the webcast link to access the call at Q3 Earnings Call Webcast.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, as well as the Company’s current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections that involve risks and uncertainties. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business, financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "could," "seek," "see," "will," "may," "would," "might," "potentially," "estimate," "continue," "expect," "target," similar expressions or the negatives of these words or other comparable terminology that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes. All forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, and are not guarantees of future results. These and other forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements and, therefore, you should not place undue reliance on any such statements and caution must be exercised in relying on forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: the Company’s ability to implement its business strategy; the Company’s ability to enter into new and renewal license agreements with customers on favorable terms; the Company’s ability to retain and hire key personnel; uncertainty as to the long-term value of the Company’s common stock; legislative, regulatory and economic developments affecting the Company’s business; general economic and market developments and conditions; the Company’s ability to grow and expand its patent portfolios; changes in technology and development of competing technology in the industries in which in which the Company operates; the evolving legal, regulatory and tax regimes under which the Company operates; unforeseen liabilities and expenses; risks associated with the Company’s indebtedness; the Company’s ability to achieve the intended benefits of, and its ability to recognize the anticipated tax treatment of, the recent spin-off of its product business; unpredictability and severity of catastrophic events, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism or outbreak of war or hostilities, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and natural disasters; and the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an adverse impact on the Company’s business, results of operations, and financial condition will depend on future developments, including measures taken in response to the pandemic, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the business, are more fully discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors presented in the Company’s filings with the SEC are, considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, liquidity or trading price of common stock. The Company does not assume any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.

About Adeia Inc.

Adeia invents, develops and licenses fundamental innovations that shape the way millions of people explore and experience entertainment in an increasingly connected world. From TVs to smartphones, and across all types of entertainment experiences, Adeia’s technologies allow users to manage content and connections in a way that is smart, immersive and personal. For more information, please visit

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Company’s earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures adjusted for either one-time or ongoing non-cash acquired intangibles amortization charges; costs related to actual or planned business combinations including transaction fees, integration costs, severance, facility closures, and retention bonuses; separation costs; all forms of stock-based compensation; loss on debt extinguishment; expensed debt refinancing costs, impairment of goodwill, impact of certain unrealized foreign currency adjustments and related tax effects. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures used in this release provide investors with important perspectives into the Company’s ongoing business and financial performance and provide a better understanding of our core operating results reflecting our normal business operations. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Our use of non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations in that the non-GAAP financial measures we use may not be directly comparable to those reported by other companies. For example, the terms used in this press release, such as non-GAAP operating expenses, do not have a standardized meaning. Other companies may use the same or similarly named measures, but exclude different items, which may not provide investors with a comparable view of our performance in relation to other companies. We seek to compensate for the limitation of our non-GAAP presentation by providing a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the tables attached hereto. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. All financial data is presented on a GAAP basis except where the Company indicates its presentation is on a non-GAAP basis.

Set forth below are reconciliations of the Company’s reported and forecasted GAAP to non-GAAP financial metrics.

Investor Contact:
Jill Koval
 +1 203-832-4449 

– Tables Follow –


(in thousands, except per share amounts)
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,
    September 30,
    September 30,
    September 30,
Revenue   $ 210,941     $ 219,379     $ 702,379     $ 663,247  
Operating expenses:                        
Cost of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization of intangible assets     31,554       32,549       86,324       87,564  
Research, development and other related costs     68,366       58,766       189,881       168,369  
Selling, general and administrative     83,958       62,627       226,519       197,754  
Depreciation expense     5,388       6,796       16,759       17,994  
Amortization expense     40,808       52,388       119,293       156,825  
Litigation expense     3,083       2,327       7,998       7,162  
Goodwill impairment     354,000             354,000        
Total operating expenses     587,157       215,453       1,000,774       635,668  
Operating income (loss)     (376,216 )     3,926       (298,395 )     27,579  
Interest expense     (13,198 )     (8,532 )     (31,066 )     (30,400 )
Other income and expense, net     460       927       1,681       2,916  
Loss on debt extinguishment                       (8,012 )
Loss before taxes     (388,954 )     (3,679 )     (327,780 )     (7,917 )
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes     865       42,698       44,536       35,807  
Net loss   $ (389,819 )   $ (46,377 )   $ (372,316 )   $ (43,724 )
Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest     (890 )     (1,310 )     (2,706 )     (2,826 )
Net loss attributable to the Company   $ (388,929 )   $ (45,067 )   $ (369,610 )   $ (40,898 )
Loss per share attributable to the Company:                        
Basic   $ (3.72 )   $ (0.43 )   $ (3.55 )   $ (0.39 )
Diluted   $ (3.72 )   $ (0.43 )   $ (3.55 )   $ (0.39 )
Weighted average number of shares
used in per share calculations-basic
    104,510       104,849       104,066       104,898  
Weighted average number of shares
used in per share calculations-diluted
    104,510       104,849       104,066       104,898  


(in thousands)
    September 30,     December 31,  
    2022     2021  
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 271,092     $ 201,121  
Available-for-sale debt securities     1,399       60,534  
Accounts receivable, net     107,017       143,683  
Unbilled contracts receivable, net     129,206       77,677  
Other current assets     45,250       36,459  
Total current assets     553,964       519,474  
Long-term unbilled contracts receivable     44,715       4,107  
Property and equipment, net     56,727       60,974  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     62,691       68,498  
Intangible assets, net     736,489       817,916  
Goodwill, net     564,215       851,088  
Other long-term assets     141,926       147,965  
   Total assets   $ 2,160,727     $ 2,470,022  
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $ 25,286     $ 7,811  
Accrued liabilities     125,921       110,705  
Current portion of long-term debt, net     36,267       36,095  
Deferred revenue     37,921       35,136  
Total current liabilities     225,395       189,747  
Deferred revenue, less current portion     30,897       37,107  
Long-term deferred tax liabilities     26,240       19,848  
Long-term debt, net     752,170       729,392  
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities     47,089       54,658  
Other long-term liabilities     99,881       98,842  
Total liabilities     1,181,672       1,129,594  
Commitments and contingencies            
Company stockholders’ equity:            
Preferred stock            
Common stock     117       113  
Additional paid-in capital     1,405,433       1,340,480  
Treasury stock at cost     (210,607 )     (178,022 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (5,129 )     (752 )
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     (197,427 )     187,814  
Total Company stockholders’ equity     992,387       1,349,633  
Noncontrolling interest     (13,332 )     (9,205 )
Total equity     979,055       1,340,428  
  Total liabilities and equity   $ 2,160,727     $ 2,470,022  


(in thousands)
    Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,
    September 30,
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss   $ (372,316 )   $ (43,724 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from operating activities:            
Depreciation of property and equipment     16,759       17,994  
Amortization of intangible assets     119,293       156,825  
Goodwill impairment     354,000        
Stock-based compensation expense     49,283       42,468  
Deferred income taxes     (1,761 )     (7,092 )
Loss on debt extinguishment           8,012  
Patent assets received in lieu of cash           (8,787 )
Other     4,312       8,474  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:            
  Accounts receivable     40,075       (14,327 )
  Unbilled contracts receivable     (89,636 )     30,708  
  Other assets     7,264       (3,956 )
  Accounts payable     16,606       3,036  
  Accrued and other liabilities     2,508       (23,414 )
  Deferred revenue     (4,345 )     (304 )
     Net cash from operating activities     142,042       165,913  
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Purchases of property and equipment     (12,576 )     (8,298 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment     86       19  
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired     (50,473 )     (17,400 )
Purchases of intangible assets     (290 )     (119 )
Purchases of short-term investments     (4,490 )     (65,446 )
Proceeds from sales of investments     28,254       46,248  
Proceeds from maturities of investments     35,176       33,436  
     Net cash from investing activities     (4,313 )     (11,560 )
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Dividends paid     (15,631 )     (15,752 )
Repayment of debt     (30,375 )     (73,923 )
Debt refinancing costs           (6,843 )
Proceeds from employee stock purchase program and exercise of stock options     14,252       13,839  
Repurchases of common stock     (32,585 )     (75,235 )
     Net cash from financing activities     (64,339 )     (157,914 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (3,419 )     (1,189 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     69,971       (4,750 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     201,121       170,188  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 271,092     $ 165,438  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:            
Interest paid   $ 26,797     $ 25,030  
Income taxes paid, net of refunds   $ 22,389     $ 22,151  
Debt acquired in a business acquisition   $ 50,000     $  


(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Net income attributable to the Company:      
    Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022  
GAAP net loss attributable to the Company   $ (388,929 )
Adjustments to GAAP net loss attributable to the Company:      
Stock-based compensation expense:      
Cost of revenue     778  
Research, development and other     5,951  
Selling, general and administrative     10,269  
Amortization expense     40,808  
Goodwill impairment charge     354,000  
Merger and integration-related costs:      
Transaction and other related costs recorded in selling, general and administrative     3,971  
Severance and retention recorded in research, development and other     1,830  
Severance and retention recorded in selling, general and administrative     580  
Separation costs recorded in cost of revenue     356  
Separation costs recorded in research, development and other     1,847  
Separation costs recorded in selling, general and administrative     9,134  
Non-GAAP tax adjustment (1)     (5,081 )
Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company   $ 35,514  
Diluted earnings per share attributable to the Company:      
    Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022  
GAAP diluted loss per share attributable to the Company   $ (3.72 )
Adjustments to GAAP diluted loss per share attributable to the Company:      
Stock-based compensation expense     0.16  
Amortization expense     0.39  
Goodwill impairment charge     3.39  
Merger and integration-related costs     0.06  
Separation costs     0.11  
Difference in shares used in the calculation     (0.03 )
Non-GAAP tax adjustment     (0.05 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to the Company     0.31  
GAAP weighted average number of shares-diluted     104,510  
Non-GAAP adjustment (2)     10,432  
Non-GAAP weighted average number of shares-diluted     114,942  

(1) The provision for income taxes is adjusted to reflect the net direct and indirect income tax effects of the various non-GAAP pretax adjustments.
(2) The number of shares used in the diluted per share calculations on a non-GAAP basis excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense expected to be incurred in future periods and not yet recognized in the financial statements, which would otherwise be assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

(in millions)
    Three Months Ended  
    December 31, 2022  
    Low     High  
GAAP operating expenses   $ 70.0     $ 74.0  
Stock-based compensation expense     (3.0 )     (3.0 )
Merger, integration and separation-related expense -- SG&A     (8.0 )     (8.0 )
Amortization expense     (24.0 )     (24.0 )
Total of non-GAAP adjustments     (35.0 )     (35.0 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 35.0     $ 39.0