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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OMNIVISION REPORTS RECORD
FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR FISCAL SECOND QUARTER 2006
~ Revenue Reaches $126.8 Million ~
~ Company Posts Earnings of $0.41 per Diluted Share ~
Sunnyvale, California (December 1, 2005) – OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 which ended on October 31, 2005.
Revenue for the second quarter was a record $126.8 million, up from $96.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2006, and $84.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. Net income in the second quarter was a record $22.6 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to net income of $14.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the first quarter, and net income of $17.8 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.
Revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2006 was $222.8 million, compared to $183.2 million for the same period in fiscal 2005. Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2006 was $37.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, compared to net income of $37.6 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the same period in fiscal 2005.
Strong demand from mobile handset manufacturers had a positive impact on OmniVision’s revenue during the period. Revenue from Silicon Optronics, the Company’s joint venture with Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation which was consolidated for the first time in the first quarter of fiscal 2006, represented about 4% of total revenue in the quarter, and revenue in the quarter from the sale of previously reserved products was less than $1.0 million.
The Company’s gross margin for the second quarter was 36.1%, compared to 33.3% last quarter. The improvement in gross margin was principally due to a favorable product sales mix and better production yields. The Company booked additional reserves for possible excess and obsolete inventory of approximately $1.5 million during the quarter.
In response to strong demand from mobile handset manufacturers and other customers, OmniVision increased its inventories during the quarter. At October 31, 2005, inventories were $71.1 million, compared to $61.4 million on July 31, 2005 and $58.4 million at April 30, 2005. Most of the increase was from work-in-progress, representing products which will become available for sale in the third quarter. Inventory turnover remained within the Company’s target range of four to five times per year.
The Company ended the period with a strong cash and short-term investments position totaling $266.1 million, which is net of the cash used in the Company’s share repurchase program as discussed below.
“We are delighted to report record revenue and earnings for the quarter,” said Shaw Hong, OmniVision’s president and chief executive officer. “We achieved strong growth and solid gross margins during the quarter, which we believe are indicative of broad market acceptance of our family of image sensors in both mainstream and advanced applications. We are optimistic about our future prospects.”
Update During the quarter, the Company purchased 4,620,000 shares for $62.4 million, for an average cost of $13.51 per share. Share repurchases during the quarter increased earnings in the quarter by $0.02 per share. Since June 2005, when OmniVision’s Board authorized up to $100 million of the Company’s cash to repurchase its own stock in an open market program, OmniVision has repurchased 5,870,000 shares at a total cost of $79.6 million.
Based on current trends, the Company expects fiscal third quarter 2006 revenue to be in the range of $130-$140 million and diluted EPS to be in the range of $0.42-$0.47 per share.
OmniVision Technologies will host a conference call today to further discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. This conference call may be accessed by dialing 866- 578-5788 or 617-213-8057 and indicating passcode 88700856. The call can be accessed via a webcast at www.ovt.com.
A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the call and last for seven days. To access this replay, dial 617-801-6888 and enter passcode 58026933. A Web replay will be available for approximately 90 days at www.ovt.com.
Statement Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to the Company’s expectations regarding revenue and diluted earnings per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2006 and our optimism regarding our future prospects, are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forwardlooking statements. These important factors include, without limitation, competition in current and emerging markets for image sensor products, including pricing pressures; the Company’s ability to obtain design wins from various image sensor device manufacturers including manufacturers of mobile phones and digital still cameras; wafer manufacturing yields and other manufacturing processes; the Company’s ability to accurately forecast customer demand for its products; the development, production, introduction and marketing of new products and technology; the potential loss of one or more key customers or distributors; the Company’s strategic investments and relationships, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, the Company’s most recent annual report filed on Form 10-K, and its most recent quarterly report filed on Form 10- Q. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
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