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O2Micro Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results


GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Operational and Strategic Highlights:

  • Q1 2019 revenue was down 9.5 % from the same quarter in the previous year and down 23.0% sequentially and within the range of adjusted guidance provided on March 29, 2019. As announced, this adjustment was primarily the result of an inventory correction in key markets.
  • GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS in the first quarter of 2019 was 15 cents, with non-GAAP net loss of 13 cents per fully diluted ADS.
  • Revenue growth in the second quarter of 2019 is expected to range between 0% and 8% compared to Q1 2019.
  • Activated an expense reduction plan to reduce our breakeven point.            

O2Micro® International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, reported its financial results today for the first quarter ending March 31, 2019.

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter ending March 31, 2019:
O2Micro International Limited (the "Company") reported Q1 2019 revenue of $12.8 million. Revenue was down 23.0% sequentially, and down 9.5% from the same quarter in the previous year. The gross margin in the first quarter of 2019 was 50.5%, which was up from 50.3% in the prior quarter, and down from 51.2% in the first quarter of 2018. The gross margin remains in our target range and varies primarily with the quarterly revenue and product mix. During the first quarter of 2019, the Company recorded total GAAP operating expenses of $10.1 million, compared to $10.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, and $9.8 million in the year-ago Q1 period. The GAAP operating margins for the first quarter of 2019, the fourth quarter of 2018, and first quarter of 2018 were (28.4%), (12.4%), and (18.1%), respectively.

GAAP net loss was $3.8 million in Q1 2019. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $3.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a GAAP net income of $7.2 million in Q1 2018. GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS was $0.15 in Q1 2019. This compares to a GAAP net loss per fully diluted ADS of $0.12 in Q4 2018 and a GAAP net income per fully diluted ADS of $0.27 in Q1 2018.

Supplementary Data:
The Company ended the first quarter of 2019 with $35.2 million in cash and short-term investments or $1.33 per outstanding ADS. The accounts receivable balance was $8.6 million and represented 70 days sales outstanding at the end of Q1 2019. Inventory was $10.6 million or 149 days and turned over 2.4 times during Q1 2019. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had $50.7 million in working capital and the book value was $75.5 million, or $2.86 per outstanding ADS. As of March 31, 2019, O2Micro International Limited had a total of 402 employees worldwide, including 257 engineers.

Management Commentary:
"Our primary growth drivers continue to show promise and projected growth into 2019. Our TV products have had increased design wins and our battery products are showing increased adoption with new and existing customers including automotive, power tools, uninterrupted power supplies, and household appliances. Our smartphone products are showing opportunity for growth as well, although still breaking into the market," said Sterling Du, O2Micro's Chairman and CEO. "We believe our solutions and design wins for these product segments will provide for ongoing growth in a dynamic consumer market and lead O2Micro back to long term profitability."

Conference Call:
O2Micro will hold its first quarter conference call today, May 1, 2019, at 6:00AM Pacific, 9:00AM Eastern. You may participate using the following dial-in information.

Conference Code: 2520056
Participants, Int'l Toll:  +1 334-323-0522
Participants, US/CAN:  800-667-5617

The Call-in Audio Replay will be available from May 1, 2019 12:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00) through May 8, 2019 12:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC 5:00) 

About O2Micro:
Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. Products include LED General Lighting, Backlighting, Battery Management, and Power Management. The Company maintains offices worldwide. Additional Company and product information can be found on the Company website at

O2Micro, the O2Micro logo, and combinations thereof are registered trademarks of O2Micro. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Statements made in this release that are not historical, including statements regarding O2Micro or its management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal Securities Laws. Such statements involve risks, speculation and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements or from management's current views and expectations. Risks and uncertainties in this release may include, without limitation, any one or combination of the following: the effect of competitive and economic factors; real property value fluctuations and market demand; legal changes in any relevant rules and regulations pertaining to O2Micro's business; changes in technology and industry standards, and O2Micro's reaction to those factors; consumer and business buying decisions with respect to our customers' products incorporating O2Micro's products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of O2Micro to deliver to the marketplace, and stimulate customer demand therein, for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on O2Micro's gross margins; the inventory risk associated with O2Micro's need to order, or commit to order, product components and product capacity in advance of forecast customer orders; the continued availability of acceptable terms of certain components and services essential to O2Micro's business which are currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that O2Micro's dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity, availability or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with O2Micro's international operations; the potential impact of a finding that O2Micro has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others, or that any third party may have infringed on O2Micro's intellectual property that may negatively affect O2Micro's business; O2Micro's legal classifications with governmental and regulatory agencies; O2Micro's dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers, independent sales representatives, and other resellers of O2Micro's products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on O2Micro's sales ability and operating profits; the ability of O2Micro to deliver its products in a timely fashion to its customers, and the possible negative ramifications if such is not possible; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of other legal proceedings. Actual results may differ materially due to numerous risk factors. Such risk factors are more fully enumerated in O2Micro's 20-F Annual Filings, Annual Report(s), 6-K's, the Form F-1 filed in connection with the Company's initial public offering in August 2000, information posted on our website at, and other documents filed with the SEC, NASDAQ or any other public agency from time to time. The statements herein are based on dated information on the dates mentioned herein, which is subject to change. O2Micro assumes no obligation to update or revise the information provided on today, or any other forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other information that may arise. This information only speaks to the respective dates mentioned in said information.


 (In Thousand U.S. Dollars, Except Per Share Amounts)

  Three Months Ended
      March 31,  
       2019          2018  
NET SALES $ 12,763     $ 14,108  
COST OF SALES     6,316         6,886  
GROSS PROFIT     6,447         7,222  
Research and development (1)   5,110       4,806  
Selling, general and administrative (1)     4,956         4,964  
Total Operating Expenses   10,066         9,770  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS   (3,619 )     (2,548 )
Interest income   57       97  
Net gain recognized on long-term investments   15       9,856  
Foreign exchange loss – net   (141 )     (157 )
Other – net     141         185  
Total Non-operating Income     72         9,981  
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX   (3,547 )     7,433  
INCOME TAX EXPENSE     299         265  
NET INCOME (LOSS)   (3,846 )     7,168  
Foreign currency translation adjustments   169       675  
Unrealized pension gain     1         2  
Total Other Comprehensive Income     170      
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