Ambarella, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 ending January 31, 2021.

  • Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $62.1 million, up 9% from $57.2 million in the same period in fiscal 2020. For the fiscal year ending January 31, 2021, revenue was $223.0 million, down 3% from $228.7 million for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2020.
  • Gross margin under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was 60.8%, compared with 58.2% for the same period in fiscal 2020. For the fiscal year ending January 31, 2021, GAAP gross margin was 60.8%, compared with 58.0% for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2020.
  • GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $12.5 million, or loss per diluted ordinary share of $0.35, compared with a GAAP net loss of $13.0 million, or loss per diluted ordinary share of $0.39, for the same period in fiscal 2020. GAAP net loss for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2021 was $59.8 million, or loss per diluted ordinary share of $1.72. This compares with GAAP net loss of $44.8 million, or loss per diluted ordinary share of $1.35, for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2020.

Financial results on a non-GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 are as follows:

  • Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was 61.4%, compared with 58.7% for the same period in fiscal 2020. For the fiscal year ending January 31, 2021, non-GAAP gross margin was 61.4%, compared with 58.5% for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2020.
  • Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $5.1 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.14. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $4.9 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.14, for the same period in fiscal 2020. Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2021 was $11.9 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.33. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $23.7 million, or earnings per diluted ordinary share of $0.69, for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2020.

Based on information available as of today, Ambarella is offering the following guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, ending April 30, 2021:

  • Revenue is expected to be between $67.0 million and $70.0 million
  • Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis is expected to be between 59.5% and 61.5%
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be between $34.0 million and $36.0 million

Ambarella reports gross margin, net income (loss) and earnings (losses) per share in accordance with GAAP and, additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP financial information excludes the impact of stock-based compensation adjusted for the associated tax impact, which includes the effect of any benefits or shortfalls recognized. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP gross margin, net income (loss) and earnings (losses) per share for the periods presented, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP calculations, is included in the financial statements portion of this press release.

Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities on hand at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $440.7 million, compared with $404.7 million at the end of the same quarter a year ago.

“Demand for our AI vision silicon products accelerated in FY21 with more than 175 unique customers purchasing engineering parts and/or development systems, including more than 40 who reached production volumes. Cumulatively, we expect to have shipped more than 2 million computer vision SoCs by the end of Q1, with more than 300,000 CV SoCs shipped into the automotive market,” said Fermi Wang, President and CEO. “In FY22 we intend to continue to build on our AI vision momentum, driving CV to at least 25% of revenue, while maintaining a high level of execution in the face of the ongoing public health, geopolitical and supply-chain challenges.”

Stock Repurchase

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021, the company did not repurchase shares. During fiscal year 2021, the company repurchased 25,719 shares for total consideration of approximately $1.0 million. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, Ambarella’s Board of Directors approved an extension of the prior $50.0 million repurchase program for an additional twelve months ending June 30, 2021. As of today, there are approximately $49.0 million available for repurchases under the program. The repurchase program does not obligate the company to acquire any particular amount of ordinary shares, and it may be suspended at any time at the company’s discretion.

Quarterly Conference Call

Ambarella plans to hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today with Fermi Wang, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Casey Eichler, Chief Financial Officer, to discuss the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 results. The call can be accessed by dialing 877-304-8963 in the USA; international callers should dial 760-666-4834. Please dial in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Ambarella’s website at http://www.ambarella.com/ for up to 30 days after the call.

About Ambarella

Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electronic mirror, drive recorder, driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving, and robotic applications. Ambarella’s low-power System- on-Chips (SoCs) offer high-resolution video compression, advanced image processing, and powerful deep neural network processing to enable intelligent cameras to extract valuable data from high-resolution video streams. For more information, please visit  www.ambarella.com.

"Safe harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not historical facts and often can be identified by terms such as “outlook,” “projected,” “intends,” “will,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes,” “could,” or similar expressions, including the guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 ending April 30, 2021, and the comments of our CEO relating to the Company’s ability to generate revenue from its computer vision, or CV, products, the Company’s expectations of future volumes of CV product shipments, including shipments into the automotive market, the percentage of total revenue that may be derived from CV products, and the Company’s ability to maintain its level of execution. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of our future performance.

The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, risks associated with revenue being generated from new customers or design wins, neither of which is assured; the commercial success of our customers’ products; risks associated with the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the global economy or any of our operations or the operations of our customers; risks associated with the semiconductor supply chain, including the ability of our suppliers to meet our demand; our growth strategy; global economic and political conditions, including possible trade tariffs, trade restrictions and export controls that impact our products, our customers or our customers’ products; our ability to anticipate future market demands and future needs of our customers; our ability to introduce new and enhanced solutions; our ability to develop, and to generate revenue from, new advanced technologies, such as computer vision functionality; our ability to retain and expand customer relationships and to achieve design wins; the expansion of our current markets and our ability to successfully enter new markets, such as the OEM automotive and robotics markets; anticipated trends and challenges, including competition, in the markets in which we operate; our ability to effectively manage growth; our ability to retain key employees; and the potential for intellectual property disputes or other litigation.

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