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November 2, 2017 at 4:05 PM EDT

Xperi Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (the "Company" or "we") today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

"Though we are confident that we will favorably resolve certain matters currently impacting our business and will return to our anticipated growth path as we move into 2018 and beyond, we are obviously disappointed in today's results and the revised outlook for the year," said Jon Kirchner, CEO of Xperi. "Our focus on innovating in audio, imaging and semiconductor technology, coupled with building advanced, integrated hardware, software and embedded solutions, will provide important differentiation and deliver compelling and intelligent experiences to consumers. This strategy builds on a solid, diversified and attractive business, and will further enhance our ability to deliver strong profitability, cash flow, and long-term growth over time."

Financial Highlights

($ in millions, except per share data)


Q3 2017


Q3 2016

Revenue       $88.5   $62.4
GAAP Net Income (Loss)       $(12.1)   $23.8
Non-GAAP Net Income       $15.9   $28.6
GAAP EPS (LPS)       $(0.24)   $0.48
Non-GAAP EPS       $0.30   $0.57
Other Relevant Metrics      

Q3 2017


Q3 2016

Purchase Accounting Impact       $7.01   $0
Operating Cash Flow       $40.0   $38.6
Cash, Cash Equivalents & S-T Investments       $157.32   $396.3
Total Debt       $595.5   $0
Debt Principal Paid       $1.5   $0

1 Purchase Accounting Impact represents receipts from contracts with customers that are not recorded as revenue due to purchase accounting rules, but which would have been recorded as revenue if not for the acquisition of DTS. Internally, management includes the cash flow impact from these contracts when evaluating the Company's operating performance, when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, and when assessing the performance of its management team.

2 Includes $8.5 million of restricted cash in Q3 2017.

Stock Repurchase Program

During the third quarter of 2017, the Company repurchased approximately 0.4 million shares of common stock for an aggregate amount of $10 million. These purchases were executed under the Company's stock repurchase program. As of September 30, 2017, the Company had approximately $148.2 million remaining under its current repurchase program.


On September 8, 2017, the Company paid $9.9 million to stockholders of record on August 18, 2017, for the quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock.

Additionally, on October 25, 2017, the Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock, payable on December 13, 2017, to stockholders of record on November 22, 2017.

Financial Guidance


Q4 2017


GAAP Outlook


Non-GAAP Outlook



$83M to 138M





$(0.30) to 0.33


$0.29 to 0.78

Purchase Accounting Impact 1




FY 2017


GAAP Outlook



$330M to 385M

Operating Cash flow


$110M to 155M

Fully Diluted Shares



Purchase Accounting Impact 1




1 Purchase Accounting Impact represents receipts from contracts with customers that are not recorded as revenue due to purchase accounting rules, but which would have been recorded as revenue if not for the acquisition of DTS. Internally, management includes the cash flow impact from these contracts when evaluating the Company's operating performance, when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, and when assessing the performance of its management team.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold its third quarter 2017, earnings conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific time (5:00 PM Eastern time) on Thursday, November 2, 2017. To access the call in the U.S., please dial +1 800-289-0438, and for international callers dial +1 323-794-2423, approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference ID is 7881268. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet at and available for replay for 90 days at

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected, particularly with respect to the Company's financial results and guidance, resolution of outstanding matters, and strategic plans and growth objectives. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the businesses of the Company; market or industry conditions; changes in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other factors that might affect the Company's ability to protect or realize the value of its intellectual property; the expiration of license agreements and the cessation of related royalty income; the failure, inability or refusal of licensees to pay royalties; initiation, delays, setbacks or losses relating to the Company's intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or invalidation or limitation of key patents; fluctuations in operating results due to the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; the risk of a decline in demand for semiconductors and products utilizing our audio and imaging technologies; failure by the industry to use technologies covered by the Company's patents; the expiration of the Company's patents; the Company's ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions of businesses; the risk of loss of, or decreases in production orders from, customers of acquired businesses; financial and regulatory risks associated with the international nature of the Company's businesses; failure of the Company's products to achieve technological feasibility or profitability; failure to successfully commercialize the Company's products; changes in demand for the products of the Company's customers; limited opportunities to license technologies due to high concentration in applicable markets for such technologies; the impact of competing technologies on the demand for the Company's technologies; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Company's recent acquisition of DTS, Inc., including as a result of integrating the business of DTS; pricing trends, including the Company's ability to achieve economies of scale; the expected amount and timing of cost savings and operating synergies; and other developments in the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's response to any of the aforementioned factors. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the Risk Factors included in the Company's recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other documents of the Company on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company's SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC's website at Any forward-looking statements made or incorporated by reference herein are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company or its business or operations. Except to the extent required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

About Xperi Corporation

Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its brands, DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, Invensas and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi's solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, broadcast, automotive, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. For more information, please call 408-321-6000 or visit

Xperi, DTS, Invensas, FotoNation, HD Radio, Tessera and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Xperi Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Recurring and IP Episodic Revenue

Recurring revenue is defined as revenue from a license agreement or other agreement that is scheduled to occur over at least one year of time. IP episodic revenue is Semiconductor and IP licensing business revenue payable within one year pursuant to a contract. IP episodic revenue includes non-recurring engineering fees, initial license fees, back payments resulting from audits, damages awarded by courts or other tribunals, and lump sum settlement payments.

Importantly, a source of IP episodic revenue may become a source of recurring revenue, when, for example, a company settles litigation with the Company by paying a settlement amount and entering into a license agreement that calls for an initial license fee and ongoing royalty payment over several years. In this scenario, the settlement amount would be episodic revenue, as would the initial license fee, and the ongoing royalties would be recurring revenue.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Company's earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures adjusted for discontinued operations, either one-time or ongoing non-cash acquired intangibles amortization charges, acquired in-process research and development, all forms of stock-based compensation, restructuring and other related exit costs, and related tax effects. The non-GAAP financial measures also exclude the effects of FASB Accounting Standards Codification 718, "Stock Compensation" upon the number of diluted shares used in calculating non-GAAP earnings per share. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures used in this release provide investors with important perspectives into the Company's ongoing business performance. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. All financial data is presented on a GAAP basis except where the Company indicates its presentation is on a non-GAAP basis.

Set forth below are reconciliations of Company's reported GAAP net income (loss) to non-GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per share to non-GAAP earnings per share guidance for the fourth quarter of 2017.




(in thousands)
September 30, December 31,
2017 2016*
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 88,535 $ 65,626
Short-term investments 60,225 47,379
Accounts receivable, net 15,228 15,863
Unbilled contract receivables 13,167 51,923
Other current assets   16,887     19,150  

Total current assets

  194,042     199,941  
Restricted cash 8,540 -
Property and equipment, net 35,901 38,855
Intangible assets, net 457,405 541,879
Goodwill 385,574 382,963
Other assets   18,234     22,798  

Total assets

$ 1,099,696   $ 1,186,436  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 6,273 $ 7,531
Accrued legal fees 5,021 7,505
Accrued liabilities 39,711 29,086
Current portion of long-term debt 6,000 6,000
Deferred revenue   4,578     895  

Total current liabilities

  61,583     51,017  
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 9,589 32,565
Long-term debt, net 574,557 577,239
Other long-term liabilities 17,792 17,830
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 60 59
Additional paid-in capital 677,133 644,194
Treasury stock (313,645 ) (300,114 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (110 ) (148 )
Retained earnings   72,737     163,794  

Total stockholders' equity

  436,175     507,785  

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 1,099,696   $ 1,186,436  
* Derived from audited financial statements
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Royalty and license fees $ 88,508   $ 62,433 $ 247,085   $ 189,430
Total revenues   88,508     62,433   247,085     189,430
Operating expenses:
Cost of revenues 1,667 99 4,370 238
Research, development and other related costs 25,840 8,622 78,165 28,997
Selling, general and administrative 33,995 12,491 108,202 34,751
Amortization expense 27,769 6,052 84,475 18,126
Litigation expense   9,163     580   27,368     12,422
Total operating expenses   98,434     27,844   302,580     94,534
Operating income (loss) (9,926 ) 34,589 (55,495 ) 94,896
Interest expense (7,371 ) - (20,876 ) -
Other income and expense, net   739     864   1,005     2,473
Income (loss) before taxes (16,558 ) 35,453 (75,366 ) 97,369
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   (4,442 )   11,634   (13,164 )   31,977
Net income (loss) $ (12,116 ) $ 23,819 $ (62,202 ) $ 65,392
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share:
Net income (loss) per share - basic $ (0.24 ) $ 0.49 $ (1.26 ) $ 1.33
Net income (loss) per share - diluted $ (0.24 ) $ 0.48 $ (1.26 ) $ 1.31
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.20   $ 0.20 $ 0.60   $ 0.60

Weighted average number of shares used in per share calculations - basic

  49,469     48,545   49,293     49,096

Weighted average number of shares used in per share calculations - diluted

  49,469     49,304   49,293     49,803
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
GAAP net income (loss) $ (12,116 ) $ 23,819 $ (62,202 ) $ 65,392
Adjustments to GAAP net income (loss):
Stock-based compensation expense:
Research, development and other 3,290 1,192 9,424 4,063
Selling, general and administrative 5,086 2,281 14,537 6,978
Amortization of acquired intangibles 27,769 6,052 84,475 18,126
Acquisition transaction costs - 1,761 1,837 1,761
Severance from DTS acquisition:
Research, development and other - - 224 -
Selling, general and administrative - - 288 -
Post acquisition retention bonus to DTS employees:
Research, development and other 838 - 2,492 -
Selling, general and administrative 2,809 - 8,343 -
Insurance settlement - (5,000 ) - (5,000 )
Tax adjustments for non-GAAP items (11,760 ) (1,482 ) (27,734 ) (7,937 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 15,916   $ 28,623   $ 31,684   $ 83,383  
Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted $ 0.30   $ 0.57   $ 0.61   $ 1.64  
Weighted average number of shares used in per share
calculations excluding the effects of stock based compensation - diluted   52,794     50,339     52,210     50,840  
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Episodic $ - $ - $ 3,750 $ 5,686
Recurring   88,508     62,433     243,335     183,744  

Total revenue

$ 88,508   $ 62,433   $ 247,085   $ 189,430  


Three Months Ended
December 31, 2017
Low High

(Loss) earnings per share - GAAP

$     (0.30) $    


Acquisition related costs     0.07     0.07
Stock based compensation 0.18 0.18
Amortization of intangible assets       0.56       0.55
Subtotal GAAP adjustments       0.81       0.80
Income tax effect and other      




Earnings per share - non-GAAP






Investor Relations:
Xperi Corporation
Geri Weinfeld, +1 818-436-1231
Public Relations:
Xperi Corporation
Jordan Miller, +1 818-436-1082

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