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Entropic Communications Reports Third Quarter Results


SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today reported its third quarter results for the period ended September 30, 2012. Entropic reported third quarter net revenues of $89.8 million, an increase of eight percent compared with $83.1 million in the second quarter of 2012.

In accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company's third quarter net income was $0.4 million, or $0.00 per share (diluted). This compares with GAAP net income of $0.2 million, or $0.00 per share (diluted) in the second quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP net income in the third quarter of 2012 was consistent with the second quarter at $7.8 million, or $0.09 per share (diluted).

"Entropic delivered record quarterly revenue in Q3 with strength across our entire product portfolio," said Patrick Henry, Entropic's president and chief executive officer. "Momentum continues to build around the connected home market and we saw solid design-win traction during the quarter. We have a great portfolio of products, an expanding addressable market and we're benefitting from one of the most significant trends impacting the industry: the transition to IP video delivery in the home."

  Three Months ended
(In millions, except per share data) September 30, 2012 June 30, 2012 September 30, 2011
Net revenues $89.8 $83.1 $51.5
GAAP net income  $0.4 $0.2 $4.6
GAAP net income per share (basic and diluted) $0.00 $0.00 $0.05
Non-GAAP net income1 $7.8 $7.8 $10.4
Non-GAAP net income per share1 (diluted) $0.09 $0.09 $0.12
1. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below and the financial statements portion of this press release for an explanation of the non-GAAP financial measures contained in the table above and a reconciliation of such measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures. 

Recent Highlights

Corporate Leadership

  • Leaders:
  • Mr. Vahid Manian joined Entropic as senior vice president of Global Operations. Manian leads Entropic's technical and supply management operations, worldwide.
  • Mr. William G. Bock joined Entropic's Board of Directors. Bock brings to Entropic's Board a wealth of semiconductor sector, corporate leadership and board experience.
  • Board Affiliation: The RVU Alliance announced the election of Entropic to its Board of Directors. A member of the RVU Alliance, Entropic has actively supported the marketing and technical activities of the Alliance since its inception in August 2009, and has long-standing partnerships across the RVU Alliance ecosystem.

Industry Accolades

  • MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) Innovation: The DIRECTV Home Media Center (HMC), based on the RVU protocol, was shortlisted as a finalist for the IBC Content Delivery Innovation Award. DIRECTV's HMC uses Entropic's MoCA silicon and software to enable the sharing and distribution of high definition (HD) content into and around the home.

Product Innovations

  • Entropic Demonstrated HTML5 Content Distribution with its Open Standards Set-Top-Box (STB) Platform Over a MoCA 2.0 Home Network: At both CableLabs Summer Conference 2012 and IBC2012, Entropic demonstrated the ability to run next-generation HTML5 consumer applications from an Entropic-based STB over an Entropic-powered MoCA 2.0 home network.

Service Provider/OEM Activities

  • EchoStar Now Shipping HD Satellite STBs Enabled by Entropic's System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Demodulator Technology: Entropic announced the deployment of its STB SoC and demodulator technology in three EchoStar models, currently being deployed at Bell Canada, Dish Mexico and Telus. Entropic's technology enables EchoStar to offer fully-functional HD satellite STBs, which are PVR-ready via external hard drives. The devices also support over-the-top (OTT) and interactive applications via an Internet connection.
  • EchoStar's Freeview+ HD Ultra Slim Box Features Entropic's STB SoC: Entropic announced EchoStar's Ultra Slim Box, an advanced HD digital TV recorder combining Freeview+ HD and access to Smart TV entertainment, uses Entropic's highly-integrated, low-power STB SoC, the PNX849x, to deliver advanced performance and power management to execute heavyweight applications.
  • GlobalSat's Hybrid STB Powered by Entropic's SoC Solutions: Entropic announced its PNX8471 SoC will power GlobalSat's GOOSAT S1-44HD, an advanced hybrid STB. The device leverages Entropic's ARM® Cortex™-A9-based SoC for enhanced performance, security, and support for OTT video delivery.
  • Inverto Delivers Latest Generation Low Noise Block (LNB) Using Entropic's Channel Stacking Switch (CSS): Entropic announced Inverto Digital Labs is deploying Entropic's third-generation CSS silicon, the EN5288, in Inverto's latest LNB solution for the Free-to-Air (FTA) and Pay-TV operator markets. The first product to market with Entropic's EN5288, the Inverto LNB allows consumers to upgrade and extend existing satellite installations without the need to run additional in-home cabling.
  • Entropic Achieves CI+ Certification on Hybrid STB: Entropic announced it achieved Common Interface Plus (CI+) certification for's latest IP+DVB-S2 hybrid STB, which enables Pay-TV operators to securely deliver HD premium broadcast and IP content between a Conditional Access Module (CAM) and's hybrid STB. This particular STB is aimed at the Pay-TV operator market and was deployed with a major European operator in August 2012.
  • TiVo's Premiere 4 Uses Entropic's MoCA Technology: Entropic announced its MoCA silicon and software are powering the new TiVo® Premiere 4 DVR. The TiVo Premiere 4 leverages Entropic's MoCA technology to transform the home's coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, robust and reliable whole-home entertainment network.
  • Entropic Seeds European Service Providers with MoCA Ethernet-to-Coax Adapters (ECAs) and STBs: Entropic announced multiple ECAs are using its MoCA silicon and software to support service providers throughout Europe. New Entropic-powered ECAs include devices from Asheridge Communications and Hirschmann Multimedia BV, as well as the Entropic-enabled Samsung MoCA-based gateway that is being deployed for a major European service provider this year.

For More Information

Entropic management will be holding a conference call today, October 24, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time/4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 and to provide guidance for the fourth quarter. You may access the conference call via any of the following:

Teleconference:  617-213-4860 
Access Code: 78027545
Web Broadcast:
Replay:  617-801-6888
Replay Passcode: 35589872

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR) is a leading global provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation home connectivity and set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions enable Pay-TV service providers to offer consumers a more captivating whole-home entertainment experience by delivering new, high-performing ways to connect, engage, and enjoy multimedia content. For more information, visit Entropic at:

The Entropic Communications logo is available at

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables contain the following non-GAAP financial measures: net income and net income per share. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effects on the Statement of Operations of all forms of stock-based compensation, transaction and integration costs related to the Trident Microsystems and the PLX Technology transactions, amortization of intangible assets, the loss related to equity method investment, the impact of contingent consideration fair value adjustments related to the acquisition of PLX Technology assets, and the cash tax difference.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to manage the Company's business, including setting operating budgets and executive compensation plans. These non-GAAP measures are also used to (i) supplement the financial results and forecasts reported to the Company's board of directors, (ii) evaluate the Company's operating performance, (iii) compare the Company's performance to internal forecasts, and (iv) manage the Company's business and benchmarking performance internally. The non-GAAP measures have been made available to stockholders consistently in the past to provide transparency on how management manages the Company's operating performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP operating measures are useful to investors, when used as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating the Company's ongoing operational performance.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered in isolation or a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations for Entropic's market penetration and overall market expansion, continued and/or future revenue, earnings and product sales growth and the factors that may contribute to such growth including industry trends.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, our dependence on a limited number of supply chain partners for the manufacture of our products and other factors that could affect our ability to meet customer demand; our dependence on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of our revenues; risks associated with adverse U.S. and international economic conditions; the ability of our customers or the service providers who purchase their products to successfully compete and continue to grow in their markets; the continued development of the market for HD video and other multi-media content delivery and networking solutions; risks associated with competing against larger and more established companies and our ability to compete successfully in the connected home entertainment market; risks associated with timely development and introduction of new or enhanced products including those associated with IP Video delivery; risks related to international operations; risks related to intellectual property, including third party licensing or patent infringement claims; risks associated with the Trident Microsystems and PLX Technology acquisitions including their integration into Entropic's existing operations; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.  All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Entropic Communications® and the stylized Entropic "curve" logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Entropic Communications, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except for per share information)
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2012 June 30, 2012 September 30, 2011 September 30, 2012 September 30, 2011
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net revenues  $ 89,825  $ 83,052  $ 51,465  $ 231,980  $ 184,459
Cost of net revenues  45,778  40,197  22,996  111,886  82,581
Gross profit  44,047  42,855  28,469  120,094  101,878
Operating expenses:          
Research and development  28,072  25,671  15,142  69,214  42,439
Sales and marketing  6,966  6,975  4,073  18,986  13,196
General and administrative  5,718  8,584  2,939  19,592  10,143
Amortization of intangibles  930  715  --  1,645  --
Total operating expenses  41,686  41,945  22,154  109,437  65,778
Income from operations  2,361  910  6,315  10,657  36,100
Loss related to equity method investment  (799)  (905)  (91)  (2,536)  (91)
Other income, net  31  246  224  567  626
Income before income taxes  1,593  251  6,448  8,688  36,635
Income tax provision  1,185  78  1,803  4,214  12,379
Net income  $ 408  $ 173  $ 4,645  $ 4,474  $ 24,256
Net income per share - basic  $ 0.00  $ 0.00  $ 0.05  $ 0.05  $ 0.28
Net income per share - diluted  $ 0.00  $ 0.00  $ 0.05  $ 0.05  $ 0.27
Weighted average number of shares used to compute net income per share - basic  88,399  87,991  86,541  87,913  85,993
Weighted average number of shares used to compute net income per share - diluted  90,885  89,484  88,884  89,918  89,165
GAAP Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
  September 30, June 30, December 31,
  2012 2012 2011
  (unaudited) (unaudited)  
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 22,511  $ 22,435  $ 20,193
Marketable securities  90,560  92,536  91,625
Accounts receivable  36,104  41,491  25,896
Inventory  39,532  38,172  20,253
Deferred tax assets, current  13,658  14,785  13,565
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  23,323  29,692  9,927
Total current assets  225,688  239,111  181,459
Property and equipment, net  14,969  13,078  11,250
Long-term marketable securities  53,255  46,773  104,708
Intangible assets, net  49,953  43,708  --
Deferred tax assets, long-term  9,953  9,600  9,600
Goodwill  4,664  4,013  --
Other long-term assets  9,501  10,477  11,542
Total assets  $ 367,983  $ 366,760  $ 318,559
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable  $ 20,083  $ 29,683  $ 11,559
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  16,005  12,683  4,078
Accrued payroll and benefits  13,057  11,727  3,835
Total current liabilities  49,145  54,093  19,472
Deferred rent  727  849  1,098
Other long-term liabilities  1,307  209  196
Stockholders' equity  316,804  311,609  297,793
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 367,983  $ 366,760  $ 318,559
Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments
(In thousands, except for per share information)
This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: net income and net income per share. The presentation of such measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP net income and net income per share exclude the items listed below.
The following table sets forth such non-GAAP measures for the applicable periods as well as the reconciliation of such measures to the directly comparable GAAP measures for the periods shown.
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2012 June 30, 2012 September 30, 2011 September 30, 2012 September 30, 2011
   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited) 
GAAP net income  $ 408  $ 173  $ 4,645  $ 4,474  $ 24,256
Non-GAAP adjustments:          
Stock-based compensation:          
Cost of net revenues  217  179  143  567  390
Research and development  2,030  1,894  1,533  5,554  4,597
Sales and marketing  675  585  517  1,679  1,445
General and administrative  1,283  977  933  3,182  2,994
Total stock-based compensation  4,205  3,635  3,126  10,982  9,426
Acquisition-related items:          
Amortization of intangible assets:          
Cost of net revenues  2,025  1,777  --  3,802  --
Operating expenses  930  715  --  1,645  --
Transaction and integration costs  183  2,754  --  4,484  --
Loss related to equity method investment  799  905  91  2,536  91
Adjustments to the fair value of PLX acquisition contingent consideration  230  --  --  230  --
Income tax effects of pre-tax adjustments  (2,930)  (3,425)  (1,126)  (8,288)  (3,331)
Cash tax difference (1)  1,899  1,301  3,653  6,357  14,607
Total of non-GAAP adjustments  7,341  7,662  5,744  21,748  20,793
Non-GAAP net income  $ 7,749  $ 7,835  $ 10,389  $ 26,222  $ 45,049
Weighted average shares (basic)  88,399  87,991  86,541  87,913  85,993
Adjustment for dilutive shares  2,486  1,493  2,343  2,005  3,172
Weighted average shares (diluted)  90,885  89,484  88,884  89,918  89,165
GAAP net income per share (basic)  $ 0.00  $ --   $ 0.05  $ 0.05  $ 0.28
Non-GAAP adjustments detailed above  0.09  0.09  0.07  0.24  0.23
Non-GAAP net income per share (diluted)   $ 0.09  $ 0.09  $ 0.12  $ 0.29  $ 0.51
(1) The Company's non-GAAP net income per share is calculated using the cash tax rate of 22%, 22%, and (7%) for the three month periods ended September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012, and September 30, 2011, respectively. The Company's non-GAAP net income per share is calculated using the cash tax rate of 19% and 2% for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2012, and 2011, respectively. The estimated cash tax rate is the estimated tax payable on the Company's projected tax returns as a percentage of estimated annual non-GAAP pre-tax net income. The Company uses an estimated cash tax rate to adjust for the historical variation in the effective book tax rate associated with the reversal of valuation allowances, the utilization of research and development tax credits, and the utilization of loss carryforwards which currently have an overall effect of reducing taxes payable. The Company believes that the cash tax rate provides a more transparent view of its operating results. The Company's effective tax rate used for the purposes of calculating GAAP net income for the three month periods ended September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012, and September 30, 2011 was approximately 74%, 31% and 28%, respectively. The Company's effective tax rate used for the purposes of calculating GAAP net income for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately 49% and 34%, respectively.
CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Debra Hart +1 858.768.3852 Media/Industry Analyst Contact: Chris Fallon +1 858.768.3827

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