Revenue for the fourth quarter is currently expected to be in the range of $56 million to $58 million. The Company’s previous guidance for fourth quarter revenue was in the range of $68 million to $69 million. Gross margin for the quarter is expected to be 57% to 58%, which is in line with the Company’s previously stated goals. Not including restructuring charges, projected GAAP and Non-GAAP operating expenses, remain unchanged and are anticipated to be in the ranges of $40 million to $41 million and $34 million to $35 million, respectively. Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude projected stock based compensation expense of approximately $4 million and amortization of intangible assets of approximately $2 million.
Silicon Image plans to record a restructuring charge, in the fourth quarter, of approximately $4 million to $5 million primarily related to the 10% reduction in staff announced on December 8, 2008. Finally, the Company expects to have approximately $180 million in cash and no debt on December 31, 2008.
“The fourth quarter of 2008 has been challenging for many companies including Silicon Image,” said Steve Tirado, Silicon Image’s President and CEO. “Although we are making good progress with our new product introduction and design-win programs, revenue generation momentum has slowed due to the unfavorable macroeconomic environment. Despite the difficult environment, our new products are positioning the Company for the future as we prepare to enter 2009.”
The Company also provided the following financial goals for 2009:
“We are enhancing our value proposition by helping our customers differentiate their products in the market place,” continued Tirado. “Our new line of port processors has achieved traction with major OEMs for new TVs in 2009. Compelling technologies like InstaportTM, MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) and Steelvine are the key reasons for our design win success. Our product strategy has strengthened our competitive position as we enter 2009, with the goal of growing quarterly revenue – from the fourth quarter 2008 level – and continuing to achieve gross margin in line with our long-term financial model. In addition, we have taken steps to continue to reduce operating expenses and generate positive cash flow from operations in every quarter of 2009.”
The Company will host an investor conference call today to discuss the outlook for its fourth quarter financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time and will web cast that event. To access the conference call, dial 888-438-5491 or 719-325-2375 and enter pass code 4958740. The webcast will be accessible on Silicon Image's investor relations website at http://www.SiliconImage.com. A replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the conference call through December 23, 2008. To access the replay, please dial 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and enter pass code 4958740.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductor and intellectual property products for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as DVI and HDMI, the Company’s solutions facilitate the use of digital content amongst consumer electronics, personal computer (PC) and storage devices, with the goal to securely deliver digital content anytime, anywhere and on any device. Founded in 1995, the Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with regional engineering and sales offices in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.siliconimage.com.
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