Record revenue of $47.2 million, up 19% from the first quarter last year
Los Altos, California, United States – 04/19/2006
Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq: RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed chip interfaces, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2006.
The new format of this release reflects that effective the first quarter of 2006, Rambus began recognizing stock-based compensation pursuant to the provisions of FAS 123®, which require that stock-based compensation to employees be recognized over the period in which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award. The stock-based compensation recognized on the Statement of Operations is a non-cash expense. The Company derives the fair value of stock-based compensation using a Black-Scholes Merton Model. Rambus’ stock is highly volatile. The higher the volatility of a stock, the higher the stock-based compensation cost calculated by the Model. Rambus has elected to transition to FAS 123® using the Modified Prospective Method, which does not require a restatement of prior periods. Management focuses on non-GAAP operating income (before stock-based compensation) as a key planning and analysis metric. We have included non-GAAP financial information in this release in order to facilitate quarter to quarter comparison and to allow investors to see the Company’s results “through the eyes of management.” The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.
REVENUE for the first quarter was $47.2 million, up 19% over the first quarter last year and up 14% from the previous quarter. This increase was due chiefly to royalty fees received as a result of the AMD and Fujitsu agreements, signed in the fourth quarter of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006, respectively. Contract revenue decreased due to the completion of certain XDR™ DRAM and FlexIO™ processor bus related contracts in the fourth quarter of 2005.
“Achieving back to back record revenue is a great accomplishment and showcases the growing market appreciation of the value delivered by Rambus’ innovations,” said Harold Hughes, president and chief executiveofficer at Rambus. “We continue to make solid progress with our patent licensing efforts and are pleased with our results for the first quarter of 2006.”
TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES for the first quarter were $47.7million compared with $34.7 million in the first quarter last year and $34.3 million in the previous quarter. $8.4 million of the increase in expenses was due to the recognition of FAS 123® stock-based compensation in the first quarter of 2006. The Company also incurred approximately $1.6 million of employer payroll tax expense as the result of exercises of 3.8 million options in the first quarter. Cost of contract revenues was $6.8 million (including $1.4 million of non-cash stock-based compensation). Research and development expense was $16.8 million (including $2.7 million of non-cash stock-basedcompensation). Marketing, general and administrative expense was $15.7 million (including $4.3 million of non-cash stock-based compensation). The increase in research and development expense reflects the Company’s long-term plan to invest in research and development capability in the United States and Bangalore, while the increase in marketing, general and administrative expenses is a reflection of its commitment to a strong sales presence and a strong infrastructure to support its business and customers.
OPERATING INCOME/LOSS for the first quarter was an operating loss of $0.5 million (including $8.4 million of non-cash stock-basedcompensation) as compared to operating income of $4.9 million reported in the first quarter last year and operating income of $7.3 million reported the previous quarter.
NET INCOME for the first quarter was $1.8 million (including $5.2 million of after tax non-cash stock-based compensation) as compared to $4.4 million reported in the first quarter last year and $9.4 million reported in the previous quarter.
FULLY DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE for the first quarter were $0.02 as compared to $0.04 in the first quarter last year and $0.09 in the previous quarter.
CASH, cash equivalents and marketable securities increased by $35.3 million in the first quarter to an ending balance of $390.7 million as of March 31, 2006. The increase in cash was driven primarily by $43.3 million in cash received from stock option exercises for the first quarter of which $21.0 million was used to repurchase commonstock under the Company’s stock repurchase plan.
The earnings announcement call will be broadcast live on our website (www.rambus.com) at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. Please log-on early if you do not already have the necessary software to listen to the call.
The conference call replay number is 888-203-1112 and the ID numberis 8412297. For international callers, the number is 719-457-0820. The replay will be available on our website beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.
Rambus is one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in the invention and design of high-speed chip interfaces. Since its founding in 1990, the Company’s patented innovations, breakthrough technologies and renowned integration expertise have helped industry-leading chip and system companies bring superior products to market. Rambus’ technology and products solve customers’ most complex chip and system-level interface challenges enabling unprecedented performance in computing, communications and consumer electronics applications. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard nterface products. Headquartered in Los Altos, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, India, Germany, Japan and Taiwan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
|Three Months Ended|
|March 31, 2006||December 31, 2005||March 31, 2005|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of contract revenues||6,765||(1) 4,742||5,603|
|Research and development||16,752||(2) 11,848||8,591|
|Marketing, general & administrative||15,731||(3) 9,422||9,358|
|Total costs and expenses||47,709||(4) 34,277||34,692|
|Operating income (loss)||(464)||(5) 7,312||4,919|
|Interest and other income, net||3,445||8,084||2,129|
|Income before income taxes||2,981||(6) 15,396||7,048|
|Provision for income taxes||1,164||6,015||2,608|
|Net income||$ 1,817||(7) $ 9,381||$ 4,440|
|Net income per share – basic||$ 0.02||$ 0.09||$ 0.04|
|Net income per share – diluted||$ 0.02||$ 0.09||$ 0.04|
|Shares used in per share calculations:|
(1) Cost of contract revenues includes non-cash stock-based compensation of $1,351.
(2) Research and development includes non-cash stock-based compensation of $2,700.
(3) Marketing, general and administrative includes non-cash stock-based compensation of $4,324.
(4) Total costs and expenses includes non-cash stock-based compensation of $8,375.
(5) Operating income (loss) includes non-cash stock-based compensation of $8,375.
(6) Income before income taxes includes non-cash stock-based compensation of $8,375.
(7) Net income includes after tax non-cash stock-based compensation of $5,200.
Three Months Ended
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|March 31, 2006||December 31, 2005||March 31, 2005|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 98,223||$ 42,391||$ 208,021|
|Prepaid and deferred taxes||3,786||3,786||13,710|
|Prepaids and other current assets||6,023||4,235||4,009|
|Total current assets||283,004||169,782||326,138|
|Marketable securities, long-term||119,264||194,583||155,360|
|Deferred taxes, long-term||80,355||69,059||74,507|
|Purchased intangible assets, net||22,351||23,650||20,844|
|Property and equipment, net||20,885||18,898||18,130|
|Total assets||$ 535,638||$ 485,519||$ 608,473|
|Total cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities||$ 390,651||$ 355,390||$ 460,183|
|Liabilities And Stockholders’ Equity|
|Accounts payable and other current liabilities||$ 25,110||$ 19,634||$ 21,671|
|Total current liabilities||26,479||20,607||35,118|
|Deferred revenue, less current portion||7,984||8,317||5,314|
|Other long-term liabilities||1,302||1,592||–|
|Additional paid-in capital||379,845||327,524||325,344|
|Deferred stock-based compensation||–||–||(1,548)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)||(1,721)||(1,647)||(1,617)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||339,873||295,003||268,041|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$ 535,638||$ 485,519||$ 608,473|