Exar Reports “Transformative” First Quarter with Revenues up 17%

August 06, 2014 by Jeff Shepard

Exar Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, ended June 29, 2014. Non-GAAP revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $32.6 million, an increase of 17% from $28.0 million in the prior quarter. Revenue has been adjusted to eliminate the impact of the deferred revenue write-down under business combination accounting. GAAP revenue for the first quarter was $30.7 million.

Non-GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 48%; and Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, up from $0.7 million in the prior quarter. GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 36% and GAAP net income for the quarter was a loss of $0.26 per share. GAAP results for the quarter include the impact of consolidating Integrated Memory Logic Limited (iML) as of June 4, 2014, including substantial one-time costs associated with the acquisition, amortization of intangibles, and the elimination of minority interest pending completion of the second-step merger.

"Our focus during the past twenty-four months has been on restructuring our business and developing new products through organic and inorganic means. This quarter marks a transformative point, as our sales and marketing team is demonstrating meaningful traction with both our Component Products and our System Solutions," commented Exar President and CEO, Louis DiNardo.

"Additionally, as we build an enduring business within our traditional product areas serving the industrial, networking, and communications infrastructure markets, we have augmented our offering with high-end consumer products through the recent acquisition of iML. The high-performance analog and mixed-signal products provided by iML are a logical extension of our business. iML gives us a great team, immediate scale, further diversity, with enhanced profitability," concluded Mr. DiNardo.

On a Non-GAAP basis, for the second fiscal quarter of 2015, ending September 28, 2014, the Company is expecting revenue to be in the range of $40 million to $43 million, gross margin between 47% and 50%, and operating expenses of between $18 million and $20 million.