Pixelworks Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 5, 2015 — Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), an innovative provider of video display processing technology enabling the highest quality viewing experience for displays of all sizes, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

For the third quarter of 2015, revenue was $16.6 million, compared to $15.1 million in the prior quarter and $17.1 million in the third quarter of 2014. Revenue during the quarter primarily reflected increased sales of chips into the projector market.

On a GAAP basis, gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2015 was 50.0%, compared to 48.0% in the second quarter of 2015 and 50.1% in the year-ago quarter. Third quarter 2015 GAAP operating expenses were $9.5 million, compared to $9.7 million in the previous quarter and $10.5 million in the third quarter of 2014.

For the third quarter of 2015, the Company recorded a GAAP net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $2.8 million, or $0.12 per share, in the second quarter of 2015 and GAAP net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.10 per share, in the third quarter of 2014.

On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter 2015 gross profit margin was 50.2%, compared to 48.3% in the second quarter of 2015 and 50.4% in the year-ago quarter. Third quarter 2015 operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis were $8.5 million, compared to $8.8 million in the previous quarter and $9.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.

For the third quarter of 2015, non-GAAP net loss was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.08 per share, in the second quarter of 2015 and non-GAAP net loss of $0.9 million, or $0.04 per share, in the third quarter of 2014. Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2015 was a positive $0.9 million, compared to a negative $0.5 million in the previous quarter and a positive $0.4 million in the third quarter of 2014.

“Revenues increased 10% sequentially in third quarter primarily driven by favorable seasonality and market share gains in our projection business," said Bruce Walicek, President and CEO of Pixelworks. “Most notable during the quarter, ASUS launched its flagship ZenPad tablet incorporating our Iris chip, which serves as a key proof point of market demand for TV quality video processing on mobile devices. Despite macroeconomic headwinds in the near term, we are pleased with the traction that we are achieving on our mobile initiative and expect it to drive meaningful growth for Pixelworks in 2016.”

The Company will discuss the details of its business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2015 during its conference call scheduled for today, November 5, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Conference Call Information

Pixelworks will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed by calling 877-359-9508 and using passcode 62241014. A Web broadcast of the call can be accessed by visiting the Company's investor page at www.pixelworks.com. For those unable to listen to the live Web broadcast, it will be archived for approximately 30 days. A replay of the conference call will also be available through Thursday, November 12, 2015, and can be accessed by calling 855-859-2056 and using passcode 62241014.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks creates, develops and markets video display processing technology for digital video applications that demand the very highest quality images. At design centers around the world, Pixelworks engineers constantly push video performance to keep manufacturers of consumer electronics and professional displays worldwide on the leading edge. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.pixelworks.com.

Note: Pixelworks and the Pixelworks logo are registered trademarks of Pixelworks, Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release makes reference to non-GAAP gross profit margins, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and additional amortization of a non-cancelable prepaid royalty, which are required under GAAP. The press release also reconciles GAAP net loss and adjusted EBITDA, which Pixelworks defines as GAAP net loss before interest expense and other, net, income tax provision, depreciation and amortization, as well as the specific items listed above. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide a meaningful perspective on the Company's core operating results and underlying cash flow dynamics, but cautions investors to consider these measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, its consolidated financial results as presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is included in this earnings release which is available in the investor relations section of the Company's website.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the statements in Bruce Walicek's quote with respect to the Company’s growth opportunities, product shipments, product demand, customer engagements, and the Company’s potential and position for the future, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements may be identified by use of terms such as “begin,” “continue,” “will,” “believe,” and similar terms or the negative of such terms. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements for purposes of this release, including any projections of revenue or other financial items or any statements regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results could vary materially from those contained in forward looking statements due to many factors, including, without limitation: our ability to deliver new products in a timely fashion; our new product yield rates; changes in estimated product costs; product mix; supply of products from third-party foundries; failure or difficulty in achieving design wins; timely customer transition to new product designs; competitive factors, such as rival chip architectures, introduction or traction by competing designs, or pricing pressures; risks related to licensing our intellectual property; the success of our products in expanded markets; current global economic challenges; levels of inventory at distributors and customers; changes in the digital display and projection markets; changes in customer ordering patterns or lead times; seasonality in the consumer electronics market; our efforts to achieve profitability from operations; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory and variations in inventory valuation; the outcome of any litigation related to our intellectual property rights; our limited financial resources and our ability to attract and retain key personnel. More information regarding potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially is included from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 as well as subsequent SEC filings.

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