PDFS
$11.51
Pdf Solutions
($.15)
(1.29%)
Earnings Details
4th Quarter December 2017
Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:00:31 PM
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Pdf Solutions (PDFS) Reports 4th Quarter Earnings

Pdf Solutions (PDFS) reported a 4th Quarter December 2017 loss of $0.08 per share on revenue of $26.8 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.01 per share on revenue of $26.5 million. Revenue fell 5.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

PDF Solutions Inc provides process-design integration technologies. The Company also serves to improve yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits.

Results
Reported Earnings
($0.08)
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.01
Reported Revenue
$26.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$26.5 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

PDF Solutions(R) Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

PDF Solutions, Inc. ("PDF Solutions" or the "Company") (PDFS), the leading provider of process-design integration technologies to enhance integrated circuit (IC) manufacturability, today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Total revenues for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 were $26.8 million, up 1% from $26.5 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2017 and down 6% from $28.4 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. Design-to-silicon-yield solutions revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 was $19.0 million, down 1% from $19.2 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2017 and down 2% from $19.5 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. Gainshare performance incentives revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 was $7.8 million, up 7% from $7.3 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2017 and down 13% from $9.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Total revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, were $101.9 million, down 5% when compared with total revenues of $107.5 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Design-to-silicon-yield solutions revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, was $74.4 million, down 4% when compared with Design-to-silicon-yield solutions revenues of $77.2 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Gainshare performance incentives revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, was $27.4 million, down 9% when compared with Gainshare performance incentives revenue of $30.3 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

On a GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 was $2.6 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $0.6 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, for the third fiscal quarter of 2017, and compared to net income of $2.9 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. Net loss for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, was $1.3 million, or 0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $9.1 million, or $0.29 per basic and $0.28 per diluted share, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2017, were $101.3 million, compared to $116.8 million at December 31, 2016.

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 was $4.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to $3.6 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the third fiscal quarter of 2017, and compared to $5.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, was $13.0 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $21.5 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. EBITDAR for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $5.5 million, compared to $5.1 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2017 and compared to $7.4 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. EBITDAR for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, was $17.8 million, compared to $28.3 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

As previously announced, PDF Solutions will discuss these results on a live conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today. The call will be simultaneously web cast on PDF Solutions’ website at http://ir.pdf.com/webcasts. A replay of the web cast will be available at the same website address beginning approximately two hours after completion of the live call. A copy of this press release, including the disclosure and reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures, which non-GAAP measures may be used periodically by PDF Solutions’ management when discussing financial results with investors and analysts, will also be available on PDF Solutions’ website at http://www.pdf.com/press-releases">http://www.pdf.com/press-releases following the date of this release.

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Commentary Available Online

A Management Report reviewing the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 financial results, as well as providing updated first quarter 2018 financial outlook, will be furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K and published on the Company’s website at http://ir.pdf.com/financial-reports.

Information Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to providing results that are determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (GAAP), PDF Solutions also provides certain non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP net income excludes the effects of non-recurring items (including severance payments), stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired technology and other acquired intangible assets, and their related income tax effects, as applicable, as well as adjusts for the non-cash portion of income taxes. EBITDAR is calculated by taking GAAP net income, adding back the effects of non-recurring items, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired technology and other acquired intangibles, depreciation expense and income tax provision (benefit). These non-GAAP financial measures are used by management internally to measure the Company’s profitability and performance. PDF Solutions’ management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful supplemental measures to investors regarding the Company’s ongoing operations in light of the fact that none of these categories of expense has a current effect on the future uses of cash (with the exception of certain non-recurring items) nor do they impact the generation of current or future revenues. These non-GAAP results should not be considered an alternative to, or a substitute for, GAAP financial information, and may be different from similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In particular, these non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for GAAP measures of income or loss as a measure of performance, or to cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities as a measure of liquidity. Since management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to measure profitability and performance, PDF Solutions has included these non-GAAP measures to give investors an opportunity to see the Company’s financial results as viewed by management. A reconciliation of the comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures is provided at the end of the Company’s financial statements presented below.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements made on the planned conference call regarding the Company’s future expected business performance and financial results are forward looking and are subject to events and circumstances of the future. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: customers’ production volumes at Gainshare-covered facilities; cost and schedule of new product development; continued adoption of the Company’s solutions by new and existing customers; project milestones or delays and performance criteria achieved; the provision of technology and services prior to the execution of a final contract; and other risks set forth in PDF Solutions’ periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Reports on Form 10-K, most recently filed for the year ended December 31, 2016, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments to such reports. The forward-looking statements made in the conference call are made as of the date hereof, and PDF Solutions does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions enables customers to reduce the time to market of integrated circuits ("ICs"), lower the cost of IC design and manufacturing and improve both quality and profitability. The Company has developed proprietary hardware and software and provides services that target the entire systems value chain, which is a term we use that means the activities from technology development and the design of a semiconductor product through volume manufacturing of devices and subsequent system assembly and test.

PDF Solutions’ products and services consist of proprietary test structures and electrical test systems, physical intellectual property, enterprise platform software and professional services. The Company’s Characterization Vehicle (CV) electrical test chip infrastructure provides core modeling capabilities, and is used by more leading manufacturers than any other test chips in the industry. The Design-for-Inspection(TM) solution includes the proprietary eProbe e-beam tool and extends the Company’s electrical characterization technologies into the e-beam measurement of extremely dense test structures, or DFI(TM) cells, across an entire fabrication process. Proprietary Template layout patterns for standard cell libraries optimize area, performance, and manufacturability for designing IC products. The Exensio platform for big data unlocks relevant, actionable information buried in wafer fabrication, process control and test data through key components: Exensio-Yield, Exensio-Control, Exensio-Test, Exensio-ALPS, and Exensio-Char. The Exensio platform is available either on-premise or via software as a service (SaaS).

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., PDF Solutions operates worldwide with additional offices in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. PDF Solutions is listed on The NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol PDFS. For the Company’s latest news and information, visit http://www.pdf.com/.

Characterization Vehicle, CV, Exensio, eProbe, PDF Solutions, and the PDF Solutions logo are registered trademarks of PDF Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ALPS, Design-for-Inspection, DFI, and Template are trademarks of PDF Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

PDF SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
December 31,
December 31,
2017
2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 101,267
$ 116,787
Accounts receivable, net
57,564
48,157
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
5,069
5,335
Total current assets
163,900
170,279
Property and equipment, net
25,386
19,341
Goodwill
1,923
215
Intangible assets, net
6,074
4,223
Deferred tax assets
16,348
15,640
Other non-current assets
10,545
12,631
Total assets
$ 224,176
$ 222,329
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$ 2,536
$ 2,206
Accrued compensation and related benefits
6,493
5,959
Accrued and other current liabilities
2,628
2,080
Deferred revenues - current portion
8,115
8,189
Billings in excess of recognized revenue
-
88
Total current liabilities
19,772
18,522
Long-term income taxes payable
3,902
3,354
Other non-current liabilities
2,134
1,650
Total liabilities
25,808
23,526
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in-capital
297,955
281,428
Treasury stock at cost
(71,793 )
(54,882 )
Accumulated deficit
(27,089 )
(25,752 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(705
)
(1,991
)
Total stockholders’ equity
198,368
198,803
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$ 224,176
$ 222,329
PDF SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended
Twelve months ended
December 31,
September 30,
December 31,
December 31,
December 31,
2017
2017
2016
2017
2016
Revenues:
Design-to-silicon-yield solutions
$
19,010
$
19,229
$
19,458
$ 74,436
$
77,162
Gainshare performance incentives
7,766
7,288
8,975
27,435
30,299
Total revenues
26,776
26,517
28,433
101,871
107,461
Costs of Design-to-silicon-yield solutions:
Direct costs of Design-to-silicon-yield solutions
12,137
12,295
12,040
47,050
44,074
Amortization of acquired technology
144
136
96
471
374
Total costs of Design-to-silicon-yield solutions
12,281
12,431
12,136
47,521
44,448
Gross profit
14,495
14,086
16,297
54,350
63,013
Operating expenses:
Research and development
7,646
7,875
7,171
30,078
27,559
Selling, general and administrative
5,909
5,680
6,290
23,684
22,056
Amortization of other acquired intangible assets
107
107
92
398
432
Total operating expenses
13,662
13,662
13,553
54,160
50,047
Income from operations
833
424
2,744
190
12,966
Interest and other income (expense), net
42
(104
)
378
(264
)
(10
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
875
320
3,122
(74
)
12,956
Income tax provision (benefit)
3,509
(270
)
197
1,263
3,853
Net income (loss)
$
(2,634 )
$
590
$
2,925
$ (1,337
)
$
9,103
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic
$
(0.08
)
$
0.02
$
0.09
$ (0.04
)
$
0.29
Diluted
$
(0.08
)
$
0.02
$
0.09
$ (0.04
)
$
0.28
Weighted average common shares:
Basic
31,971
32,078
31,636
32,038
31,373
Diluted
31,971
32,969
33,293
32,038
32,431
PDF SOLUTIONS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended
Twelve months ended
December 31,
September 30,
December 31,
December 31,
December 31,
2017
2017
2016 (1)
2017
2016 (1)
GAAP net income (loss)
$
(2,634
)
$
590
$
2,925
$ (1,337
)
$
9,103
Adjustments to reconcile GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income:
Stock-based compensation expense
3,073
2,949
3,067
11,810
11,002
Amortization of acquired technology
144
136
96
471
374
Amortization of other acquired intangible assets
107
107
92
398
432
Non-recurring severance payment (2)
30
370
-
400
-
Adjustment for Non-Cash items in Income Tax Expense
3,181
817
1,454
5,831
5,362
Tax Adjustment for Non-GAAP items
263
(1,407
)
(2,041
)
(4,600
)
(4,804
)
Non-GAAP net income
$
4,164
$
3,562
$
5,593
$ 12,973
$
21,469
GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share
$
(0.08
)
$
0.02
$
0.09
$ (0.04
)
$
0.28
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share
$
0.13
$
0.11
$
0.17
$ 0.39
$
0.66
Shares used in diluted shares calculation
32,866
32,969
33,293
33,204
32,431
PDF SOLUTIONS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO EBITDAR (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended
Twelve months ended
December 31,
September 30,
December 31,
December 31,
December 31,
2017
2017
2016 (1)
2017
2016 (1)
GAAP net income (loss)
$
(2,634
)
$
590
$
2,925
$ (1,337
)
$
9,103
Adjustments to reconcile GAAP net income to EBITDAR:
Stock-based compensation expense
3,073
2,949
3,067
11,810
11,002
Amortization of acquired technology
144
136
96
471
374
Amortization of other acquired intangible assets
107
107
92
398
432
Non-recurring severance payment (2)
30
370
-
400
-
Depreciation expense
1,241
1,262
1000
4,789
3,584
Income tax provision (benefit)
3,509
(270
)
197
1,263
3,853
EBITDAR
$
5,470
$
5,144
$
7,377
$ 17,794
$
28,348
(1) The results for the period ended December 31, 2016
have been updated to exclude deferred revenue adjustments from Syntricity acquisition that were previously presented in the prior periods. As a result of this exclusion, non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 was changed from $0.67 per share to $0.66 per share. There was no change in the non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2016.
(2) These are non-recurring severance payments related to reduction in workforce. The Company is excluding these costs in order to provide better comparability between periods.
Company Contacts:
Gregory Walker,
Sonia Segovia,
VP, Finance and CFO
IR Coordinator
Tel: (408) 938-6457
Tel: (408) 938-6491
Email: gregory.walker@pdf.com Email: sonia.segovia@pdf.com

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