QuickLogic Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2021 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) ("QuickLogic" or the "Company"), a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and Endpoint AI solutions, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, ended January 2, 2022.

Recent Highlights

Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $3.7 million, a decrease of 4% compared with the third quarter of 2021, and an increase of 48% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. New product revenue was approximately $2.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, a decrease of 3% compared with the third quarter of 2021, and an increase of 219% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. The increases were primarily due to higher revenue from our sensor processing and eFPGA IP products. Mature product revenue was $1.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, down 6% compared with the third quarter of 2021, and down 38% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. 

Fourth quarter 2021 GAAP gross margin was 56.1%, compared with 70.8% in the third quarter of 2021, and 48.2% in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fourth quarter 2021 non-GAAP gross margin was 60.1%, compared with 72.8% in the third quarter of 2021 and 51.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fourth quarter 2021 GAAP operating expenses were $3.7 million, compared with $4.0 million in the third quarter of 2021, and $4.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fourth quarter 2021 non-GAAP operating expenses were $2.7 million, compared with $3.2 million in the third quarter of 2021, and from $2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. 

Fourth quarter 2021 GAAP net loss was $1.6 million, or $0.13 per share, compared with a net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.11 per share, in the third quarter of 2021, and a net loss of $2.9 million, or $0.27 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fourth quarter 2021 non-GAAP net loss was $0.5 million, or $0.04 per share, compared with a net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.03 per share, in the third quarter of 2021, and a net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.15 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fiscal Year 2021 Results

Total revenue for fiscal year 2021 was $12.7 million, compared with $8.6 million in fiscal year 2020. New product revenue was $7.8 million, compared with $2.8 million in the prior year. Mature product revenue was $4.9 million, compared with $5.9 million in fiscal year 2020.

Fiscal year 2021 GAAP gross margin was 58.5%, compared with 49.2% in fiscal year 2020. Non-GAAP gross margin for fiscal year 2021 was 60.7%., compared with 51.1% in fiscal year 2020.

GAAP operating expenses for fiscal year 2021 were $14.9 million, compared with $15.1 million in fiscal year 2020.  Non-GAAP operating expenses for fiscal year 2021 were $12.7 million, down from $12.8 million in fiscal year 2020. 

GAAP net loss for fiscal year 2021 was $6.6 million, or $0.57 per share.  This compares with $11.2 million, or $1.14 per share in fiscal year 2020. Non-GAAP net loss for fiscal year 2021 was $4.1 million, or $0.35 per share, compared with a net loss of $8.7 million or $0.88 per share for fiscal year 2020.

Please see the section below titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for an explanation of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call

QuickLogic will hold a conference call at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, February 16, 2022, to discuss its current financial results. The conference call will be webcast at QuickLogic's IR Site Events Page at https://ir.quicklogic.com/ir-calendar. To join the live conference, you may dial (877) 407-0792 and international participants should dial (201) 689-8263 by 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time. No Passcode is needed to join the conference call. A recording of the call will be available starting approximately one hour after completion. To access the recording, please call (412) 317-6671 and reference the passcode 13726478. The call recording, which can be accessed by phone, will be archived until Wednesday, February 23, 2022, and the webcast will be available for 12 months on the Company's website.

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic is a fabless semiconductor company that develops low power, multi-core semiconductor platforms and Intellectual Property (IP) for Artificial Intelligence (AI), voice and sensor processing. The solutions include an embedded FPGA IP (eFPGA) for hardware acceleration and pre-processing, and heterogeneous multi-core SoCs that integrate eFPGA with other processors and peripherals. The Analytics Toolkit from the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, SensiML Corporation, completes the end-to-end solution with accurate sensor algorithms using AI technology. The full range of platforms, software tools and eFPGA IP enables the practical and efficient adoption of AI, voice and sensor processing across the multitude of mobile, wearable, hearable, consumer, industrial, edge and endpoint IoT applications. For more information, visit www.quicklogic.com and https://www.quicklogic.com/blog/.

QuickLogic uses its website (www.quicklogic.com), the company blog
(https://www.quicklogic.com/blog/), corporate Twitter account (@QuickLogic_Corp), Facebook page
(https://www.facebook.com/QuickLogic), and LinkedIn page
(https://www.linkedin.com/company/13512/) as channels of distribution of information about its products, its planned financial and other announcements, its attendance at upcoming investor and industry conferences, and other matters. Such information may be deemed material information, and QuickLogic may use these channels to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Therefore, investors should monitor the Company's website and its social media accounts in addition to following the Company's press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, and webcasts.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

QuickLogic reports financial information in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or U.S. GAAP, but believes that non-GAAP financial measures are helpful in evaluating its operating results and comparing its performance to comparable companies. Accordingly, the Company excludes certain charges related to stock-based compensation, restructuring, the effect of the write-off of long-lived assets and the tax effect on other comprehensive income in calculating non-GAAP (i) income (loss) from operations, (ii) net income (loss), (iii) net income (loss) per share, and (iv) gross margin percentage. The Company provides this non-GAAP information to enable investors to evaluate its operating results in a manner similar to how the Company analyzes its operating results and to provide consistency and comparability with similar companies in the Company's industry.

Management uses the non-GAAP measures, which exclude gains, losses and other charges that are considered by management to be outside of the Company's core operating results, internally to evaluate its operating performance against results in prior periods and its operating plans and forecasts. In addition, the non-GAAP measures are used to plan for the Company's future periods, and serve as a basis for the allocation of the Company's resources, management of operations and the measurement of profit-dependent cash and equity compensation paid to employees and executive officers.

Investors should note, however, that the non-GAAP financial measures used by QuickLogic may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures, and may not be calculated in the same manner, as that of other companies. QuickLogic does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures alone or as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. A reconciliation of U.S. GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures is included in the financial statements portion of this press release. Investors are encouraged to review the related U.S. GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures with their most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expectations regarding our future business, and actual results may differ due to a variety of factors including: delays in the market acceptance of the Company's new products; the ability to convert design opportunities into customer revenue; our ability to replace revenue from end-of-life products; the level and timing of customer design activity; the market acceptance of our customers' products; the risk that new orders may not result in future revenue; our ability to introduce and produce new products based on advanced wafer technology on a timely basis; our ability to adequately market the low power, competitive pricing and short time-to-market of our new products; intense competition by competitors; our ability to hire and retain qualified personnel; our ability to capitalize on synergies with our newly acquired subsidiary SensiML Corporation; changes in product demand or supply; general economic conditions; political events, international trade disputes, natural disasters and other business interruptions that could disrupt supply or delivery of, or demand for, the Company's products; the unpredictable and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; and changes in tax rates and exposure to additional tax liabilities. These and other potential factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated or implied are described in more detail in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the risks discussed in the "Risk Factors" section in the Company's Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in the Company's prior press releases, which are available on the Company's Investor Relations website at http://ir.quicklogic.com/, and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. In addition, please note that the date of this press release is February 16, 2022, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. We undertake no obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events.

QuickLogic and logo are registered trademarks of QuickLogic. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

CODE: QUIK-E

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QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited) 










Three Months Ended



Year Ended




January 2,
2022



January 3,
2021



October 3,
2021



January 2,
2022



January 3,
2021


Revenue


$

3,705



$

2,500



$

3,858



$

12,685



$

8,634


Cost of revenue



1,628




1,294




1,126




5,266




4,386


Gross profit



2,077




1,206




2,732




7,419




4,248


Operating expenses:





















Research and development



1,581




2,145




1,807




6,927




7,544


Selling, general and administrative



2,081




1,798




2,186




8,008




6,820


Restructuring expenses






129










753


Total operating expense



3,662




4,072




3,993




14,935




15,117


Loss from operations



(1,585)




(2,866)




(1,261)




(7,516)




(10,869)


Interest expense



(31)




(29)




(35)




(130)




(328)


Gain on forgiveness of debt












1,192





Interest and other income, net



16




3




(7)




(43)




97


Loss before income taxes



(1,600)




(2,892)




(1,303)




(6,497)




(11,100)


Provision for (benefit from) income taxes



(17)




50




(21)




119




51


Net loss


$

(1,583)



$

(2,942)



$

(1,282)



$

(6,616)



$

(11,151)


Net loss per share:





















Basic and Diluted


$

(0.13)



$

(0.27)



$

(0.11)



$

(0.57)



$

(1.14)


Weighted average shares (in thousands):





















Basic and Diluted



11,817




11,081




11,573




11,535




9,781























Note: Net loss equals to comprehensive loss for all periods presented.

 

QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)










January 2, 2022



January 3, 2021


ASSETS









Current assets:









Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


$

19,605



$

22,748


Accounts receivable, net



1,294




1,688


Inventories



2,078




2,688


Other current assets



1,181




1,066


Total current assets



24,158




28,190


Property and equipment, net



499




548


Capitalized internal-use software, net



1,241




986


Right of use assets



1,529




1,839


Intangible assets, net



752




860


Investment in Non-Affiliate



300





Goodwill



185




185


Other assets



309




280


TOTAL ASSETS


$

28,973



$

32,888


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:









Revolving line of credit


$

15,000



$

15,000


Trade payables



934




935


Accrued liabilities



1,665




1,340


Deferred revenue



455




52


Lease liabilities, current



819




685


Total current liabilities



18,873




18,012


Long-term liabilities:









Paycheck protection program loan






1,192


Lease liabilities, non-current



744




1,197


Other lease liabilities, non-current



147





Total liabilities



19,764




20,401


Stockholders' equity:









Common stock, par value



12




11


Additional paid-in capital



310,222




306,885


Accumulated deficit



(301,025)




(294,409)


Total stockholders' equity



9,209




12,487


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


$

28,973



$

32,888


 

QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATIONS OF US GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended



Year Ended




January 2,
2022



January 3,
2021



October 3,
2021



January 2,
2022



January 3,
2021


US GAAP loss from operations


$

(1,585)



$

(2,866)



$

(1,261)



$

(7,516)



$

(10,869)


Adjustment for stock-based compensation within:





















Cost of revenue



150




82




78




282




162


Research and development



322




597




282




843




670


Selling, general and administrative



599




459




525




1,401




907


Restructuring expenses and asset write-offs (1)






129










762


Non-GAAP loss from operations


$

(514)



$

(1,599)



$

(376)



$

(4,990)



$

(8,368)


US GAAP net loss


$

(1,583)



$

(2,942)



$

(1,282)



$

(6,616)



$

(11,151)


Adjustment for stock-based compensation within:





















Cost of revenue



150




82




78




282




162


Research and development



322




597




282




843




670


Selling, general and administrative



599




459




525




1,401




907


Restructuring expenses and asset write-offs (1)






129










762


Non-GAAP net loss


$

(512)



$

(1,675)



$

(397)



$

(4,090)



$

(8,650)


US GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted


$

(0.13)



$

(0.27)



$

(0.11)



$

(0.57)



$

(1.14)


Adjustment for stock-based compensation



0.09




0.11




0.08




0.22




0.18


Restructuring expenses and asset write-offs (1)



0.00




0.01




0.00




0




0.08


Non-GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted


$

(0.04)



$

(0.15)



$

(0.03)



$

(0.35)



$

(0.88)


US GAAP gross margin percentage



56.1

%



48.2

%



70.8

%



58.5

%



49.2

%

Adjustment for stock-based compensation included in cost of revenue



4.0

%



3.3

%



2.0

%



2.2

%



1.9

%

Non-GAAP gross margin percentage



60.1

%



51.5

%



72.8

%



60.7

%



51.1

%






















(1) Include asset write-offs of $9 in the twelve months ended January 3, 2021.

 

QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL DATA

(Unaudited)




Percentage of Revenue


Change in Revenue



Q4 2021


Q3 2021


Fiscal 2021


Fiscal 2020


Q3 2021 to Q4
2021


2020 to
2021

COMPOSITION OF REVENUE

























Revenue by product: (1)

























New products



72

%



71

%



61

%



32

%



(3)

%



219

%

Mature products



28

%



29

%



39

%



68

%



(6)

%



(38)

%

Revenue by geography:

























Asia Pacific



25

%



20

%



26

%



24

%



20

%



60

%

North America



66

%



68

%



54

%



58

%



(6)

%



37

%

Europe



9

%



13

%



19

%



18

%



(31)

%



63

%

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(1)

New products include all products manufactured on 180 nanometer or smaller semiconductor processes, eFPGA IP license, professional services,  QuickAI and SensiML AI software as a service (SaaS) revenue. Mature products include all products produced on semiconductor processes larger than 180 nanometer.

  

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