Virage Logic Generates $9.6 Million in Revenues

7/28/2003 - Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:VIRL), a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms, reported its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2003.

Revenues for the third quarter were $9.6 million, compared with $9.6 million the prior quarter and $12.2 million a year ago. Total license revenue for the third quarter was $8.5 million, compared with $11.8 million for the same period a year ago and $9.0 million for the prior quarter. Royalties for the third quarter were a record $1.1 million, compared with royalties of $435,000 for the same quarter a year ago and $579,000 for the previous quarter.

As reported under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the U.S., net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2003 was $1.6 million, or $0.08 per share, including non-cash amortization expenses for deferred stock compensation of $137,000, amortization of purchased technology of $97,000 and net interest income of $145,000, as well as a loan loss reserve of $550,000 for a secured loan to a private company for which repayment is overdue. Net loss under GAAP for the same period a year ago was $6.0 million, or $0.30 per share. This included non-cash amortization expenses for deferred stock compensation and warrants of $1.2 million, amortization of purchased technology of $32,000 for the company’s acquisition of In-Chip, and one-time non-cash charges of $1.1 million for in-process research and development related to In-Chip and $5.3 million related to the company’s impaired investment in ATMOS Corporation. The impairment was subsequently substantially recovered in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002.

Pro forma net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2003 was $1.4 million, or $0.07 per share, compared with a pro forma net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.05 per share the prior quarter, and with pro forma net income of $1.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2002. Pro forma net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2003 included a pro forma operating loss of $1.7 million, net interest income of $145,000, a tax benefit of $723,000, as well as the aforementioned loan reserve of $550,000 (or $0.02 per share).

For the nine months of fiscal 2003, revenues were $30.8 million, compared with $32.5 million for the same period of fiscal year 2002. The GAAP net loss for the nine months of this fiscal year, including non-cash amortization expenses of $1.2 million for deferred stock compensation and amortization of purchased technology of $291,000, was $3.5 million, or $0.17 per share. The GAAP net loss for the same period of the prior fiscal year, including non-cash amortization expenses for deferred stock compensation and warrants of $2.8 million and aggregate one-time non-cash charges of $6.4 million related to the In-Chip acquisition and the ATMOS investment impairment, was $5.2 million, or $0.27 per share.

“We are pleased to have signed strategic licensing and royalty-bearing agreements during the third quarter with third-party foundries and certain key integrated device manufacturers,” said Adam Kablanian, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We continue to execute on our strategy to become a single-source provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms.”

Additional Recent Business Highlights
During the third quarter, Virage Logic:

Business Outlook
Virage Logic also reported today its outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003. The company currently expects total revenues in the range of $9.7 to $10 million. The company currently anticipates that royalties will approach approximately $1.0 million for the fourth quarter. In addition, the company expects total pro forma operating expenses to be reduced sequentially by approximately $200,000 from those of the third quarter of fiscal 2003. Net interest income and the company’s effective tax rate are expected to remain fairly consistent on a sequential basis. Although this news release will be available on the company’s website, the company disclaims any duty or intention to update these or any other forward-looking statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure
This press release includes a financial measure for loss per share that excludes certain non-cash charges and that has not been calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This measure differs from GAAP in that it excludes deferred stock-based compensation for stock options and warrants in connection with the company's initial public offering and acquisition activity, impairment of investment, the amortization of purchased technology as well as a one-time charge for in-process research and development, and assumes a 34% tax rate for the nine-month period ended June 30, 2003, and a 36% tax rate for the nine-month period ended June 30, 2002, which may differ from the company's GAAP tax rate. Virage Logic has previously provided this measurement in addition to GAAP because the company believes it provides a consistent basis for comparison between quarters that is not influenced by certain non-cash and non-recurring expenses or by changes in the company's effective tax rate, and therefore is helpful to understanding the company's underlying operational results. This measure should not be considered an alternative to GAAP and may not be comparable to information provided by other companies. The reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measurements for net loss per share for the recently completed quarter is set forth below.

About Virage Logic
Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:VIRL) is a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms based on memory, logic, I/Os, and IP development tools that are silicon-proven and production-ready. Virage Logic meets market demands for cost reduction, while improving performance and reliability for fabless and integrated device manufacturer (IDM) companies focused on the consumer, communications and networking, handheld and portable, and computer and graphics markets. Virage Logic is headquartered in Fremont, California and has sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.viragelogic.com or call (877) 360-6690 toll-free or (510) 360-8000.

* Pro forma results represents the company’s operating results, excluding non-cash items resulting from deferred stock compensation for stock options and warrants in connection with the company’s initial public offering and acquisition activity, impairment of investment, the amortization of purchased technology as well as a one-time charge for in-process research and development, plus net interest income and a tax benefit calculated using a tax rate which may differ from the rate used under GAAP.

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