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PDF Solutions Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

Feb 13, 2020 - Santa Clara, Calif. (PDF Solutions, Inc.)

New Reporting Line Items Commence With These Results

Business Highlights

  • Analytics revenue grew by 29% for full year 2019 year-over-year
  • Analytics accounted for 58% of total 2019 full year revenues
  • GAAP gross margins expanded to 61% from 50% year-over-year
  • Non-GAAP gross margins expanded to 65% from 55% year-over-year
  • Operating activities generated $24.6 million in cash during the full year 2019
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $97.6 million at the end of 2019

PDF Solutions, Inc. (“PDF Solutions” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PDFS), a leading provider of differentiated data and analytics solutions to the semiconductor and electronics industries, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. The Company also announced that it is commencing reporting revenue in two components: Analytics and Integrated Yield Ramp.  Integrated Yield Ramp revenue comprises revenue from the Company’s engagements that include performance incentives based on customers’ yield achievement, such as Gainshare royalty. Analytics revenue comprises all other revenue, including from the Company’s Exensio® software platform, Design-for-Inspection™ solution (DFI™), and Characterization Vehicle® solutions. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the new revenue presentation.

Highlights of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $22.6 million, compared to $21.9 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $19.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Analytics revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $13.5 million, compared to $12.7 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $10.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.  Integrated Yield Ramp revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $9.1 million, compared to $9.2 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $9.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Total revenues for the full year 2019 year were essentially flat versus 2018. Analytics revenue for the full year 2019 grew by 29% compared to 2018, while Integrated Yield Ramp revenue for the full year declined by 24% compared to 2018. For the fourth quarter and the full year 2019, Analytics revenue comprised 60% and 58% of total revenues, respectively.
Fourth quarter 2019 GAAP gross margin of 60% showed an improvement from 51% in the fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP gross margin for the full year 2019 and 2018 was 61% and 50%, respectively. Non-GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2018 was 64% and 55%, respectively. Non-GAAP gross margin for the full year 2019 and 2018 was 65% and 55%, respectively.

On a GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $1.3 million, or ($0.04) per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $0.7 million, or ($0.02) per basic and diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019, and compared to net loss of $3.1 million, or ($0.10) per basic and diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018. On a GAAP basis, net loss for the full year 2019 was $5.4 million, or ($0.17) per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $7.7 million, or ($0.24) per basic and diluted share, for the full year 2018.

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $1.1 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019, and compared to net loss of $0.4 million, or ($0.01) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net income for the full year 2019, was $4.5 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the full year 2018.

Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2019 were $97.6 million, compared to $96.1 million at December 31, 2018, an increase of $1.5 million. Operating activities generated $24.6 million in cash during the year ended December 31, 2019, in part due to the collection of a significant amount of long-outstanding accounts receivables during the third quarter of 2019.

Conference Call

As previously announced, PDF Solutions will discuss these results on a live conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today. The call will be simultaneously web cast on PDF Solutions’ website at http://ir.pdf.com/webcasts. A replay of the web cast will be available at the same website address beginning approximately two hours after completion of the live call. A copy of this press release, including the disclosure and reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures, which non-GAAP measures may be used periodically by PDF Solutions’ management when discussing financial results with investors and analysts, will also be available on PDF Solutions’ website at http://www.pdf.com/press-releases following the date of this release.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Commentary Available Online

A Management Report reviewing the Company’s fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results will be furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K and published on the Company’s website at http://ir.pdf.com/financial-reports. Analysts and investors are encouraged to review this commentary prior to participating in the conference call webcast.  

Information Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to providing results that are determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (GAAP), PDF Solutions also provides certain non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP net income (loss) excludes the effects of non-recurring items (including adjustment to contingent consideration related to acquisition, write-down in value of property and equipment, restructuring charges and severance payments), stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired technology and other acquired intangible assets, and their related income tax effects, as applicable, as well as adjustments for the non-cash portion of income taxes. These non-GAAP financial measures are used by management internally to measure the Company’s profitability and performance. PDF Solutions’ management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding the Company’s ongoing operations in light of the fact that none of these categories of expense has a current effect on the future uses of cash (with the exception of certain non-recurring items) nor do they impact the generation of current or future revenues. These non-GAAP results should not be considered an alternative to, or a substitute for, GAAP financial information, and may differ from similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In particular, these non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for GAAP measures of income or loss as a measure of performance, or to cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities as a measure of liquidity. Since management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to measure profitability and performance, PDF Solutions has included these non-GAAP measures to give investors an opportunity to see the Company’s financial results as viewed by management. A reconciliation of the comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures is provided at the end of the Company’s financial statements presented below.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements planned to be made on the planned conference call regarding the Company’s future expected business performance and financial results are forward looking and are subject to future events and circumstances. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: customers’ production volumes under contracts that provide Gainshare royalties, cost and schedule of new product development; continued adoption of the Company’s solutions by new and existing customers; project milestones or delays and performance criteria achieved; the provision of technology and services prior to the execution of a final contract, the potential impact of the coronavirus on our operations in China or demand for our products by customers in China; and other risks set forth in PDF Solutions’ periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Reports on Form 10-K, most recently filed for the year ended December 31, 2018, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments to such reports. The forward-looking statements made in the conference call are made as of the date hereof, and PDF Solutions does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.  The Company has not filed its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. As a result, all financial results described in this earnings release should be considered preliminary, and are subject to change to reflect the completion of our audit and any necessary adjustments or changes in accounting estimates that are identified prior to the time the Company files the Form 10-K.  

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: PDFS) offers an end-to-end analytics platform that empowers engineers and data scientists across the semiconductor ecosystem to rapidly improve the yield, quality, and profitability of their products. By combining industry-leading data analytics and professional services with exclusive, differentiated product data generated during the manufacturing process, PDF Solutions is delivering on the promise of Industry 4.0 today by transforming how the ecosystem collects, analyzes, and shares data. Key Fortune 500 organizations around the world rely on PDF Solutions to remove the data barriers that encumber and constrain new product introductions and to deliver the machine learning insights that drive efficient and profitable high-volume manufacturing.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, PDF Solutions also operates worldwide in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. For the Company’s latest news and information, visit http://www.pdf.com/.

Characterization Vehicle, Design-for-Inspection, DFI, Exensio, PDF Solutions, and the PDF Solutions logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of PDF Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Company Contacts

Christine Russell
Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (408) 938-6466
Email: christine.russell@pdf.com

Sonia Segovia
Investor Relations Coordinator
Tel: (408) 938-6491
Email: sonia.segovia@pdf.com

Lytham Partners
Joe Diaz, Joe Dorame, Robert Blum
Tel: (602) 889-9700
Email: pdfs@lythampartners.com