AMBA
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Ambarella
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter October 2021
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:05:00 PM
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Ambarella (AMBA) reported 3rd Quarter October 2021 earnings of $0.51 per share on revenue of $92.2 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.49 per share on revenue of $90.4 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.54 per share. Revenue grew 64.3% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter revenue of $88.5 million to $91.5 million. The current consensus revenue estimate is $88.2 million for the quarter ending January 31, 2022.

Ambarella Inc is a developer of semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD), video capture, sharing and display.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.51
Earnings Whisper
$0.54
Consensus Estimate
$0.49
Reported Revenue
$92.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$90.4 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

Ambarella, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2022 ended October 31, 2021.

  • Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was $92.2 million, up 64% from $56.1 million in the same period in fiscal 2021. For the nine months ended October 31, 2021, revenue was $241.6 million, up 50% from $160.8 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2020.
  • Gross margin under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was 62.5%, compared with 62.0% for the same period in fiscal 2021. For the nine months ended October 31, 2021, GAAP gross margin was 62.4%, compared with 60.8% for the nine months ended October 31, 2020.
  • GAAP net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was $0.8 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.02, compared with GAAP net loss of $17.1 million, or loss per diluted ordinary share of $0.49, for the same period in fiscal 2021. GAAP net loss for the nine months ended October 31, 2021 was $17.2 million, or loss per diluted ordinary share of $0.47. This compares with GAAP net loss of $47.3 million, or loss per diluted ordinary share of $1.37, for the nine months ended October 31, 2020.

Financial results on a non-GAAP basis for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 are as follows:

  • Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was 63.1%, compared with 62.7% for the same period in fiscal 2021. For the nine months ended October 31, 2021, non-GAAP gross margin was 62.9%, compared with 61.4% for the nine months ended October 31, 2020.
  • Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was $22.2 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.57. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $3.3 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.09, for the same period in fiscal 2021. Non-GAAP net income for the nine months ended October 31, 2021 was $44.3 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $1.15. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $6.7 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.19, for the nine months ended October 31, 2020.

The acquisition of Oculii Corp. was completed on November 5, 2021 and its results of operation will be incorporated into Ambarella’s results beginning as of that date. Based on information available as of today, Ambarella is offering the following guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, ending January 31, 2022:

  • Revenue is expected to be between $88.5 million and $91.5 million.  
  • Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis is expected to be between 63.0% and 64.0%.
  • Operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis are expected to be between $39.0 million and $41.0 million.

Ambarella reports gross margin, net income (loss) and earnings (losses) per share in accordance with GAAP and, additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP financial information excludes the impact of stock-based compensation and acquisition related costs, adjusted for the associated tax impact, which includes the effect of any benefits or shortfalls recognized. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP gross margin, net income (loss) and earnings (losses) per share for the periods presented, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP calculations, is included in the financial statements portion of this press release.

Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable debt securities on hand at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was $457.8 million, compared with $449.2 million at the end of the prior quarter and $423.6 million at the end of the same quarter a year ago. On November 5th, the acquisition of Oculii closed and a net $307.5 million of cash was used to finance the transaction.

“Our transformation into a deep learning AIoT processing company took another leap forward with the acquisition of Oculii, a provider of advanced algorithms for high definition imaging radars. The radar perception market is incremental, but most importantly this transaction feeds into our long-term strategy to provide a more comprehensive AIoT processor to our customers,” said Fermi Wang, President and CEO. “I’m pleased with our progress in Q3, with positive operating leverage driving non-GAAP operating margins into the 20% range. Our operational execution remains strong, yet supply dynamics remain difficult to predict, as shortages of other companies’ components has become a more significant and gating factor to our results and outlook.”  

Quarterly Conference Call

Ambarella plans to hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today with Fermi Wang, President and Chief Executive Officer, John Young, Vice President, Finance and interim Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, and Louis Gerhardy, Corporate Development, to discuss the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 results. The call can be accessed by dialing 877-304-8963 in the USA; international callers should dial 760-666-4834. Please dial in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Ambarella’s website at http://www.ambarella.com/ for up to 30 days after the call.

About Ambarella

Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electronic mirror, drive recorder, driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and robotic applications. Ambarella’s low-power system-on-chips (SoCs) offer high-resolution video compression, advanced image processing, and powerful deep neural network processing to enable intelligent cameras to extract valuable data from high-resolution video streams. For more information, please visit www.ambarella.com

"Safe harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not historical facts and often can be identified by terms such as “outlook,” “projected,” “intends,” “will,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes,” “could,” “should,” or similar expressions, including the guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 ending January 31, 2022, and the comments of our CEO relating to our ability to generate revenue in the radar perception market, our strategy of providing a more comprehensive AIoT processor, our operational performance, and supply-chain challenges faced by us. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of our future performance.

The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, risks associated with global health conditions and associated risk mitigation measures; global economic and political conditions, including possible trade tariffs and restrictions; supply chain challenges in the semiconductor industry; revenue being generated from new customers or design wins, neither of which is assured; the commercial success of our customers’ products; our growth strategy; our ability to anticipate future market demands and future needs of our customers, particularly for computer vision applications; our ability to introduce new and enhanced solutions; our ability to develop, and to generate revenue from, new advanced technologies, such as computer vision functionality; our ability to retain and expand customer relationships and to achieve design wins; the expansion of our current markets and our ability to successfully enter new markets, such as the OEM automotive and robotics markets; anticipated trends and challenges, including competition, in the markets in which we operate; our ability to effectively manage growth; our ability to effectively integrate businesses or technology that we acquire, including Oculii Corp., our ability to retain key employees; and the potential for intellectual property disputes or other litigation.

Further information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results is included in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2021 fiscal year, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information will also be set forth in the company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and other filings the company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the Investor Relations portion of our web site at www.ambarella.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. The results we report in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2021 could differ from the preliminary results announced in this press release.

Ambarella assumes no obligation and does not intend to update the forward-looking statements made in this press release, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company has provided in this release non-GAAP financial information, including non-GAAP gross margin, net income, and earnings per share, as a supplement to the condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing the company’s financial results to assess operational performance and liquidity. The company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. Further, the company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics that the company uses in making operating decisions and because the company believes that investors and analysts use them to help assess the health of its business and for comparison to other companies. Non-GAAP results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the company’s operating results. The non-GAAP information should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

With respect to its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2022, the company has provided below reconciliations of its non-GAAP financial measures to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. With respect to the company’s expectations for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, a reconciliation of non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP operating expenses guidance to the closest corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability and low visibility with respect to the charges excluded from these non-GAAP measures. We expect the variability of the above charges to have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on our future GAAP financial results.

AMBARELLA, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended October 31, Nine Months Ended October 31,
   2021   2020   2021   2020 
     
Revenue $92,167  $56,090  $241,627  $160,848 
         
Cost of revenue  34,541   21,298   90,817   63,078 
Gross profit  57,626   34,792   150,810   97,770 
         
Operating expenses:        
Research and development  41,362   36,573   118,794   103,575 
Selling, general and administrative  17,475   14,468   49,323   41,348 
         
Total operating expenses  58,837   51,041   168,117   144,923 
         
Loss from operations  (1,211)  (16,249)  (17,307)  (47,153)
         
Other income, net  407   673   1,218   3,231 
         
Loss before income taxes  (804)  (15,576)  (16,089)  (43,922)
         
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  (1,560)  1,502   1,129   3,375 
         
Net income (loss) $756  $(17,078) $(17,218) $(47,297)
         
Net income (loss) per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:       
Basic $0.02  $(0.49) $(0.47) $(1.37)
Diluted $0.02  $(0.49) $(0.47) $(1.37)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) per share      
attributable to ordinary shareholders:        
Basic  36,792,187   34,819,880   36,391,676   34,460,172 
Diluted  39,046,274   34,819,880   36,391,676   34,460,172 
         

 

The following tables present details of stock-based compensation and acquisition-related costs included in each functional line item in the condensed consolidated statements of operations above:

         
 Three Months Ended October 31, Nine Months Ended October 31, 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
 (unaudited, in thousands) 
Stock-based compensation:        
Cost of revenue$391 $368 $1,073 $981 
Research and development 13,725  11,496  36,444  31,402 
Selling, general and administrative 7,937  7,113  22,750  19,024 
         
Total stock-based compensation$22,053 $18,977 $60,267 $51,407 
         

 


 

         
 Three Months Ended October 31, Nine Months Ended October 31, 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
 (unaudited, in thousands) 
Acquisition-related costs:        
Cost of revenue$146 $ $146 $ 
Research and development 7    7   
Selling, general and administrative 1,601    1,601   
         
Total acquisition-related costs$1,754 $ $1,754 $ 
         

 

The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 0.6% and 0.7%, or $0.5 million and $0.4 million, for the three months ended October 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, respectively. The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 0.5% and 0.6%, or $1.2 million and $1.0 million, for the nine months ended October 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, respectively. The differences were due to the effect of stock-based compensation and the amortization of acquisition-related costs.



AMBARELLA, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSSES) PER SHARE
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
        
 Three Months Ended October 31, Nine Months Ended October 31,
  2021   2020   2021   2020 
 (unaudited)
GAAP net income (loss)$756  $(17,078) $(17,218) $(47,297)
        
Non-GAAP adjustments:       
Stock-based compensation expense 22,053   18,977   60,267   51,407 
Acquisition-related costs 1,754      1,754    
Income tax effect (2,357)  1,407   (526)  2,605 
Non-GAAP net income$22,206  $3,306  $44,277  $6,715 
        
GAAP - diluted weighted average shares 39,046,274   34,819,880   36,391,676   34,460,172 
Non-GAAP - diluted weighted average shares 39,046,274   35,801,017   38,390,832   35,469,263 
        
GAAP - diluted net income (loss) per share$0.02  $(0.49) $(0.47) $(1.37)
Non-GAAP adjustments:       
Stock-based compensation expense 0.57   0.55   1.66   1.49 
Acquisition-related costs 0.04      0.05    
Income tax effect (0.06)  0.04   (0.01)  0.08 
Effect of Non-GAAP - diluted weighted average shares    (0.01)  (0.08)  (0.01)
Non-GAAP - diluted net income per share$0.57  $0.09  $1.15  $0.19 
        

 



AMBARELLA, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(unaudited, in thousands) 
      
 October 31, January 31,  
  2021  2021  
      
ASSETS     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$457,760 $241,274  
Marketable debt securities   199,434  
Accounts receivable, net 44,776  24,974  
Inventories 47,039  26,081  
Restricted cash 10  10  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,789  5,531  
Total current assets 555,374  497,304  
      
Property and equipment, net 8,498  5,530  
Deferred tax assets, non-current 11,467  10,914  
Intangible assets, net 15,267  18,703  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net 11,958  9,659  
Goodwill 26,601  26,601  
Other non-current assets 4,190  4,569  
      
Total assets$633,355 $573,280  
      
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable 27,071  21,124  
Accrued and other current liabilities 48,909  48,126  
Operating lease liabilities, current 3,494  2,911  
Income taxes payable 1,358  962  
Deferred revenue, current 787  844  
Total current liabilities 81,619  73,967  
      
Operating lease liabilities, non-current 9,053  7,525  
Other long-term liabilities 13,448  16,812  
      
Total liabilities 104,120  98,304  
      
Shareholders' equity:     
Preference shares     
Ordinary shares 17  16  
Additional paid-in capital 420,153  347,458  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   1,219  
Retained earnings 109,065  126,283  
Total shareholders’ equity 529,235  474,976  
      
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$633,355 $573,280  
      

 

Contact:

Louis Gerhardy
408.636.2310
lgerhardy@ambarella.com

 


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