Xperi Corporation Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

May 04, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq:XPER) (the "Company" or "we") today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

"We are very pleased to report strong first quarter results," said Jon Kirchner, chief executive officer of Xperi. "Billings exceeded the high end of our guidance range, mainly driven by increasing penetration of our solutions in the home and automotive markets. We remain confident about our long-term business prospects and bought back 645,000 shares during the quarter."

Financial Highlights

($ in millions, except per share data)

Q1 2018

Q1 2017

Billings $104.3 $99.7
GAAP Operating Expenses $98.0 $107.2
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses $62.0 $65.5
Interest Expense $6.3 $6.5
Cash Tax Payments $4.0 $3.0
GAAP Diluted Shares Outstanding 49.7 50.4
Non-GAAP Diluted Shares Outstanding 52.1 51.6
Other Relevant Metrics

Q1 2018

Q1 2017

Operating Cash Flow1 $4.7 $19.0
Cash, Cash Equivalents & S-T Investments $80.8 $122.2

1 Q1 2018 operating cash flow was negatively impacted by the payment of approximately $9 million to certain DTS employees for transaction-related retention bonuses. Q1 2017 operating cash flow was positively impacted by the early payment of $6 million in DTS performance bonuses in conjunction with the closing of the DTS acquisition in Q4 2016.

Stock Repurchase Program

During the first quarter of 2018, the Company repurchased approximately 645,000 shares of common stock for an aggregate amount of $15.0 million. These purchases were executed under the Company's stock repurchase program. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had approximately $127.9 million remaining under its current repurchase program.


On March 22, 2018, the Company paid $9.9 million to stockholders of record on March 1, 2018, for the quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock.

Additionally, on April 26, 2018, the Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock, payable on June 14, 2018, to stockholders of record on May 24, 2018.

Financial Guidance

Consequent with the introduction of the new revenue accounting standard, ASC 606, the Company announced it would begin using billings as a key measure of business progress. As a result, the Company's outlook is now based on billings rather than GAAP revenue. For additional information regarding the Company's approach to guidance, please review the "ASC 606 Business Metrics and Guidance Approach" presentation given by the Company on January 25, 2018 at http://investor.xperi.com/events.cfm.

Q2 2018

GAAP Outlook

Non-GAAP Outlook

Billings $99 to 103M


Operating Expense $99 to 102M $62 to 65M

The Company reiterates its 2018 financial guidance as follows:

FY 2018

GAAP Outlook

Non-GAAP Outlook

Billings $415M to 445M N/A
Operating Expense $394M to 412M $245M to 263M
Cash Tax Payments $16M to 20M $16M to 20M
Fully Diluted Shares 50.5 million 52.5 million
Operating Cash Flow $120 to 145M N/A

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold its first quarter 2018 earnings conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 PM Eastern Time) on Thursday, May 3, 2018. To access the call in the U.S., please dial +1 877-260-1479, and for international callers dial +1 334-323-0522, approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference ID is 3321885. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet at http://investor.xperi.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected, particularly with respect to the Company's financial results and guidance and our long-term business prospects. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the businesses of the Company; market or industry conditions; changes in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other factors that might affect the Company's ability to protect or realize the value of its intellectual property; the expiration of license agreements and the cessation of related royalty income; the failure, inability or refusal of licensees to pay royalties; initiation, delays, setbacks or losses relating to the Company's intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or invalidation or limitation of key patents; fluctuations in operating results due to the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; the risk of a decline in demand for semiconductors and products utilizing our audio and imaging technologies; failure by the industry to use technologies covered by the Company's patents; the expiration of the Company's patents; the Company's ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions of businesses; the risk of loss of, or decreases in production orders from, customers of acquired businesses; financial and regulatory risks associated with the international nature of the Company's businesses; failure of the Company's products to achieve technological feasibility or profitability; failure to successfully commercialize the Company's products; changes in demand for the products of the Company's customers; limited opportunities to license technologies due to high concentration in applicable markets for such technologies; the impact of competing technologies on the demand for the Company's technologies; pricing trends, including the Company's ability to achieve economies of scale; and other developments in the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's response to any of the aforementioned factors. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the Risk Factors included in the Company's recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other documents of the Company on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company's SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements made or incorporated by reference herein are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company or its business or operations. Except to the extent required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

About Xperi Corporation

Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq:XPER) and its brands, DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, Invensas and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi's solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, broadcast, automotive, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. For more information, please call 408-321-6000 or visit www.xperi.com.

Xperi, DTS, Invensas, FotoNation, HD Radio, Tessera and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Xperi Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


Billings reflect amounts in an accounting period invoiced to customers, less any credits issued to or paid to customers, plus amounts due under certain licensing-related contractual arrangements that may not be subject to an invoice. Management evaluates the Company's financial performance in part based on billings due to the close alignment between billings and cash receipts from licensing activity, and believes billings is an important metric to provide to readers of our financial results. Billings may vary materially from revenue recorded under U.S. GAAP.

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 discontinued operations, either one-time or ongoing non-cash acquired intangibles amortization charges, acquired in-process research and development, all forms of stock-based compensation, restructuring and other related exit costs. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures used in this release provide investors with important perspectives into the Company's ongoing business performance. 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, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. 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 GAAP to non-GAAP financial metrics.


(in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (33,017 ) $ (11,029 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from operating activities:
Depreciation of property and equipment 1,775 1,834
Amortization of intangible assets 27,166 28,554
Stock-based compensation expense 7,408 7,081
Deferred income tax (6,743 ) (37,950 )
Amortization of premium or discount on investments and other 1,012 87
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (7,059 ) (7,132 )
Unbilled contracts receivable, net 31,123 30,620
Other assets (770 ) 6,575
Accounts payable (609 ) (3,292 )
Accrued legal fees (787 ) 1,499
Accrued and other liabilities (17,543 ) 183
Deferred revenue 2,694 1,932
Net cash from operating activities 4,650 18,962
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (768 ) (565 )
Purchases of short-term investments - (11,493 )
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments 8,540 1,035
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments 7,800 4,650
Net cash from investing activities 15,572 (6,373 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Dividend paid (9,886 ) (9,843 )
Repayment of debt (100,000 ) (1,500 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 829 4,241
Proceeds from employee stock purchase program 3,402 1,155
Repurchase of common stock (17,861 ) (3,251 )
Net cash from financing activities (123,516 ) (9,198 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (103,294 ) 3,391
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 138,260 65,626
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 34,966 $ 69,017
(in thousands)
March 31, December 31,
2018 2017*
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 34,966 $ 138,260
Short-term investments 45,824 62,432
Accounts receivable, net 23,107 17,010
Unbilled contracts receivable 204,765 10,866
Other current assets 17,364 16,949
Total current assets 326,026 245,517
Long-term unbilled contracts receivable 71,331 2,930
Property and equipment, net 33,423 34,442
Intangible assets, net 404,623 431,789
Goodwill 385,574 385,574
Other assets 5,383 9,772
Total assets $ 1,226,360 $ 1,110,024
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 3,624 $ 4,233
Accrued legal fees 6,696 7,483
Accrued liabilities 30,785 47,969
Current portion of long-term debt - 34,451
Deferred revenue 4,597 2,686
Total current liabilities 45,702 96,822
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 72,564 15,085
Long-term debt, net 480,330 545,211
Other long-term liabilities 17,403 17,330
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 61 60
Additional paid-in capital 698,297 686,660
Treasury stock (337,258 ) (319,397 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (520 ) (303 )
Retained earnings 249,781 68,556
Total stockholders' equity 610,361 435,576
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,226,360 $ 1,110,024
* Derived from audited financial statements
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018 2017
Royalty and license fees $ 65,532 $ 67,255
Total revenue 65,532 67,255
Operating expenses:
Cost of revenue 2,324 1,400
Research, development and other related costs 26,515 26,012
Selling, general and administrative 34,702 41,205
Amortization expense 27,166 28,555
Litigation expense 7,316 9,978
Total operating expenses 98,023 107,150
Operating loss (32,491 ) (39,895 )
Interest expense (6,318 ) (6,459 )
Other income and expense, net 3,154 46
Loss before taxes (35,655 ) (46,308 )
Benefit from income taxes (2,638 ) (35,279 )
Net loss $ (33,017 ) $ (11,029 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share:
Net loss per share - basic $ (0.67 ) $ (0.22 )
Net loss per share - diluted $ (0.67 ) $ (0.22 )
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.20 $ 0.20

Weighted average number of shares used in per share calculations - basic

49,302 49,139

Weighted average number of shares used in per share calculations - diluted

49,302 49,139
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,


Other income and expense, net:
Interest income from significant financing components under Topic 606 $ 2,151 $ -
Interest income from investments 250 213
Other income (losses) 753 (167 )
Total $ 3,154 $ 46
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018 2017
GAAP operating expenses $ 98,023 $ 107,150
Adjustments to non-GAAP operating expenses:
Stock-based compensation expense--R&D (3,094 ) (2,697 )
Stock-based compensation expense--SG&A (4,314 ) (4,364 )
Amortization expense (27,166 ) (28,555 )
Acquisition & related expense (1,480 ) (6,024 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 61,969 $ 65,510
(in millions)
Three months ended Twelve months ended
June 30, 2018 December 31, 2018
Low High Low High
GAAP expense









Stock-based compensation--R&D (4 ) (4 ) (15 ) (15 )
Stock-based compensation--SG&A (5 ) (5 ) (22 ) (22 )
Acquisition & related expense (1 ) (1 ) (3 ) (3 )
Amortization (27 ) (27 ) (109 ) (109 )

Total of non-GAAP adjustments









Non-GAAP expense









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