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|ARM Holdings plc Reports Results For the Second Quarter and Half Year Ended 30 June 2009|
EMBARGOED until 7.00am BST 28 July 2009
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CAMBRIDGE, UK, 28 July 2009—ARM Holdings plc [(LSE: ARM); (NASDAQ: ARMH)], the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier, announces its unaudited financial results for the second quarter and half year ended 30 June 2009.
Progress on key growth drivers
Warren East, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“The resilience of ARM in a difficult trading environment is demonstrated by these results for the first half of 2009. We continue to outperform the semiconductor industry; whilst ARM H1 dollar revenues declined 14%, overall industry revenues declined 30%. ARM technology-based chips continue to gain market share in both mobile and non-mobile applications.
Demand for the latest ARM technology remains robust as customers maintain high interest in licensing Cortex™ -A processors for smartphones and mobile computing, Cortex-M processors for microcontrollers and physical IP technology for advanced process nodes. With recent signs of increasing industry activity we expect that ARM’s trading performance will be on an improving trend in the second half of the year.”
Although the trajectory of end-consumer demand remains unclear, prospects for the semiconductor industry in the second half are more positive. With the opportunity pipeline for licensing remaining robust and market-share gains across target segments set to continue, ARM is well-positioned going into the second half of 2009. We therefore reiterate guidance that we expect group dollar revenues for the full year to be at least in line with current market expectations, unless industry conditions in the second half are more challenging than is generally anticipated.
1 Includes catch-up royalties in Q2 2009 of $2.6m (£1.6m) and in Q2 2008 of $1.1m (£0.6m).
1 Includes catch-up royalties in H1 2009 of $4.2m (£2.6m) and in H1 2008 of $1.9m (£1.0m).
Sarah West/Daniel Thöle Tim Score/Ian Thornton
(IFRS unless otherwise stated)
Sterling revenues of £64.8 million were marginally down on Q2 2008, due to the strengthening of the dollar against sterling (ARM’s effective rate in Q2 2009 was $1.63 compared to $1.97 in Q2 2008). As in Q1, the effective translation rate for group revenues in Q2 of $1.63 is higher than the weighted average exchange rate due to a proportion of revenues coming from order backlog.
Half-year dollar revenues in 2009 amounted to $226.4 million, down 14% on H1 2008.
PIPD started to recognise revenues in Q2 for the on-going development work on advanced 32nm technology. The remainder of these revenues will be recognised through H2 2009 and 2010. This helped PIPD license revenues to increase 5% sequentially.
Royalties are recognised one quarter in arrears with royalties in Q2 generated from semiconductor unit shipments in Q1. PD royalty revenues in Q2 2009 declined 19% year-on-year. This compares with industry revenues declining by more than 30% in the shipment period (i.e. Q1 2009 compared to Q1 2008), demonstrating ARM’s continuing market share gains over the last 12 months.
Total PIPD royalties of $7.8 million included $2.6 million of catch-up royalties. Underlying royalties declined 40% year-on-year, compared to the forecasted decline in overall foundry revenues of more than 55% in the corresponding period.
Development Systems and Service revenues
Service revenues in Q2 2009 were $7.4 million, representing 7% of group revenues, compared to $8.4 million in Q2 2008.
Total operating expenses in Q2 2009 were £52.6 million (Q2 2008: £46.1 million) including amortisation of intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges of £4.1 million (Q2 2008: £4.8 million), £5.4 million (Q2 2008: £3.6 million) in relation to share-based compensation and related payroll taxes, gains on disposal of investments of £0.2 million (Q2 2008: £nil) and restructuring charges of £0.2 million (Q2 2008: £0.5 million). Total share-based compensation and related payroll tax charges of £5.8 million in Q2 2009 were included within cost of revenues (£0.4 million), research and development (£3.5 million), sales and marketing (£1.1 million) and general and administrative (£0.8 million). Normalised income statements for Q2 2009 and Q2 2008 are included in notes 5.24 and 5.25 below which reconcile IFRS to the normalised non-IFRS measures referred to in this earnings release.
Earnings and taxation
In Q2 2009, fully diluted earnings per share prepared under IFRS were 0.50 pence (2.46 cents per ADS****) compared to earnings per share of 0.67 pence (4.02 cents per ADS****) in Q2 2008. Normalised fully diluted earnings per share in Q2 2009 were 0.95 pence (5.19) per share (4.69 cents per ADS****) compared to 1.18 pence (5.20) (7.03 cents per ADS****) in Q2 2008.
Total accounts receivable were £56.6 million at 30 June 2009, comprising £45.7 million of trade receivables and £10.9 million of amounts recoverable on contracts, compared to £65.7 million at 31 March 2009, comprising £50.7 million of trade receivables and £15.0 million of amounts recoverable on contracts. Days sales outstanding (DSOs) were 47 at 30 June 2009 unchanged from 31 March 2009.
Cash flow and interim dividend
Non-mobile applications continue to be a major driver for processor licenses. Eight of the new processor licenses were signed for a broad range of digital products such as digital TV, microcontrollers, toys, touch screen controllers and secure storage.
Nine of the ARM processors and graphics processors were acquired for use in a widening range of mobile technology such as chips for baseband, Bluetooth, gaming and mobile computing.
Q2 2009 and Cumulative PD Licensing Analysis
This revenue came from the sales of 728 million ARM technology-based chips. The ARM11™ family represents 6% of total unit shipments, with the ARM7™ and ARM9™ families now representing 53% and 41% of total shipments respectively. Not only does this demonstrate the longevity of ARM technology but it also underscores the material additional value yet to be derived from the significant license sales of ARM11, Cortex and Mali processors that have already been made.
For the quarter, ARM achieved an average of two ARM technology-based chips per mobile handset, up from 1.8 a year ago. As well as smartphones containing multiple ARM technology-based chips, more feature phones are now being shipped with multiple ARM cores. Advanced smartphones based on Cortex-A8 technology are also now starting to ship in volume, including phones from Palm, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba. These products are the next step in the evolution from mobile phone to mobile computer. ARM is working with leading OEMs and semiconductor companies to develop the supporting ecosystem of operating systems, browsers and plug-ins that bring the complete internet experience to ARM technology-based devices. This ecosystem is further enhanced by Google's recent announcement of the Chrome operating system (OS). Chrome is a PC-class OS targeting the ARM architecture and will be available from H2 2010.
ARM continued to gain share in non-mobile end-markets, such as microcontrollers. Despite industry shipments of microcontrollers being down 35% in Q1 2009, the number of ARM technology-based microcontrollers shipped declined about 25%. This gain in market share looks set to continue as several leading semiconductor companies announced microcontroller product lines based on ARM technology, including: Atmel, Fujitsu, Maxim, Melfas, NXP, ST, TI and Toshiba. In networking and consumer products, Atmel, Cavium, LG, Mindspeed and Netronome all announced new ARM technology-based product lines.
ARM signed eight physical IP licenses in Q2 for technologies at process nodes from 180nm to 40nm for a wide range of ARM products including platforms of physical IP technology components and also additional standard cell libraries, memories and PHYs.
The base of platform licenses for physical IP drives ARM’s future royalty potential. Demand for new platforms continues as ARM signed an agreement to develop a platform at 90nm. ARM also signed an agreement to update an existing platform at 130nm.
ARM’s strategy at 32nm remains on track. We are developing physical IP for the 32nm technology node in partnership with leading foundries and in advance of leading integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) who are considering out-sourcing their physical IP development. During Q2 ARM started to recognise revenues for the on-going development work on advanced 32nm technology, as the first deliverables of 32nm physical IP were made to lead licensees. In addition, ARM has been able to demonstrate the first working Cortex processors on 32nm.
Q2 2009 and Cumulative PIPD Licensing Analysis
PIPD royalties in Q2 2009 were $7.8 million, down from $9.7 million in Q2 2008, reflecting the significant slowdown in foundry activity levels. Underlying royalties in Q2 were $5.2 million, down 40% year-on-year, compared to the forecasted decline in overall foundry revenues during the corresponding period of over 55%. Foundry revenues are reported as growing sequentially in Q2 2009. These revenues will be reflected in ARM’s Q3 royalties.
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Notes to the Financial Information
(1) Basis of preparation
The following new standards, amendments to standards or interpretations are mandatory for the first time for the financial year beginning 1 January 2009:
The following new standards, amendments to standards or interpretations are mandatory for the first time for the financial year beginning 1 January 2009, but are not currently relevant to the Group:
(2) Share-based compensation charges and acquisition-related expenses
Included within the consolidated income statement for the quarter ended 30 June 2009 are total share-based payment costs of £5.8 million (2008: £3.9 million), allocated £0.4 million (2008: £0.3 million) in cost of revenues, £3.5 million (2008: £2.6 million) in research and development costs, £1.1 million (2008: £0.5 million) in sales and marketing costs and £0.8 million (2008: £0.5 million) in general and administrative costs.
Included within the consolidated income statement for the six months ended 30 June 2009 are total share-based payment costs of £10.5 million (2008: £7.7 million), allocated £0.7 million (2008: £0.5 million) in cost of revenues, £6.3 million (2008: £5.2 million) in research and development costs, £2.0 million (2008: £1.0 million) in sales and marketing costs and £1.5 million (2008: £1.0 million) in general and administrative costs.
Also included within operating costs for the quarter ended 30 June 2009 is amortisation of intangibles acquired on business combinations of £4.0 million (2008: £4.7 million), allocated £2.0 million (2008: £2.6 million) in research and development costs, £2.0 million (2008: £1.9 million) in sales and marketing costs and £nil (2008: £0.2 million) in general and administrative costs.
(3) Accounts receivable
(4) Segmental reporting
Processor Division (PD), encompassing those resources that are centred on microprocessor cores, including specific functions such as graphics IP, video IP, fabric IP and embedded software.
Physical IP Division (PIPD), concerned with the building blocks necessary for translation of a circuit design into actual silicon.
Systems Design Division (SDD), focused on the tools and models used to create and debug software and system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
This is based upon the Group’s internal organisation and management structure and is the primary way in which the board of directors is provided with financial information. Whilst revenues are reported into four main revenue streams (namely licensing, royalties, development systems and services), the costs, operating results and balance sheets are only analysed into these three divisions.
The following analysis is of revenues, operating expenses, investment income, interest payable, profit/(loss) before tax, tax, profit/(loss) for the period, amortisation of intangible assets purchased through business combinations, total share-based payment costs (including the related payroll taxes), goodwill and total assets for each segment and the Group in total.
There are no inter-segment revenues. The results of each segment have been prepared using accounting policies consistent with those of the Group as a whole. Unallocated assets include financial assets, current and deferred tax and VAT.
(5.24) Normalised income statement for Q2 2009
(5.25) Normalised income statement for Q2 2008
(5.26) Normalised income statement for H1 2009
(5.27) Normalised income statement for H1 2008
Statement of directors’ responsibilities
The directors confirm that this condensed consolidated interim financial information has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the European Union and the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7 and DTR 4.2.8, namely:
• An indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year; and
The directors of ARM Holdings plc are listed in the ARM Holdings plc Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2008.
By order of the Board
Independent review report to ARM Holdings plc
We have been engaged by the company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2009, which comprises the IFRS consolidated income statement, IFRS consolidated balance sheet, IFRS consolidated statement of changes in shareholders’ equity, IFRS consolidated statement of comprehensive income, IFRS consolidated cash flow statement and related notes. We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.
The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority.
As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union. The condensed set of financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, "Interim Financial Reporting", as adopted by the European Union.
Our responsibility is to express to the company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review. This report, including the conclusion, has been prepared for and only for the company for the purpose of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority and for no other purpose. We do not, in producing this report, accept or assume responsibility for any other purpose or to any other person to whom this report is shown or into whose hands it may come save where expressly agreed by our prior consent in writing.
Scope of review
We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410, ‘Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity’ issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.
Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2009 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority.
The results shown for Q2 2009, Q1 2009 and Q2 2008 are unaudited. The results shown for FY 2008 are audited. The condensed consolidated financial information contained in this announcement does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Statutory accounts of the Company in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2008 were approved by the Board of directors on 2 April 2009 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified and did not contain an emphasis of matter paragraph nor any statement under Section 237 of the Companies Act 1985.
The results for ARM for Q2 2009 and previous quarters as shown reflect the accounting policies as stated in Note 1 to the financial statements in the Annual Report and Accounts filed with Companies House in the UK for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2008 and in the Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2008.
This document contains forward-looking statements as defined in section 102 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to risk factors associated with the semiconductor and intellectual property businesses. When used in this document, the words “anticipates”, “may”, “can”, “believes”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “likely”, similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts, in each case as they relate to ARM, its management or its businesses and financial performance and condition are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. It is believed that the expectations reflected in these statements are reasonable, but they may be affected by a number of variables, many of which are beyond our control. These variables could cause actual results or trends to differ materially and include, but are not limited to: failure to realise the benefits of our recent acquisitions, unforeseen liabilities arising from our recent acquisitions, price fluctuations, actual demand, the availability of software and operating systems compatible with our intellectual property, the continued demand for products including ARM’s intellectual property, delays in the design process or delays in a customer’s project that uses ARM’s technology, the success of our semiconductor partners, loss of market and industry competition, exchange and currency fluctuations, any future strategic investments or acquisitions, rapid technological change, regulatory developments, ARM’s ability to negotiate, structure, monitor and enforce agreements for the determination and payment of royalties, actual or potential litigation, changes in tax laws, interest rates and access to capital markets, political, economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions and capital expenditure requirements.
More information about potential factors that could affect ARM’s business and financial results is included in ARM’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2008 including (without limitation) under the caption “Risk Factors” (on pages 5 to 13) which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
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