CEVA Inc (CEVA) reported third-quarter FY21 revenue growth of 31 percent year-on-year to $32.8 million, beating the consensus of $31.2 million.
Licensing, non-recurring engineering (NRE), and related revenue increased 74 percent Y/Y to $21.6 million. Royalty revenue declined 11 percent Y/Y to $11.2 million.
The Q3 saw 25 license agreements, including 13 with first-time customers.
Non-GAAP EPS of $0.20 beat the consensus of $0.17.
The gross margin contracted 470 bps to 85.3 percent, and CEVA held $145.2 million in cash and equivalents.
“Our IP licensing continues to be very strong, with a growing number of deals for our Bluebud wireless audio platform and Wi-Fi 6 products. It also includes a full quarter contribution from Intrinsix for the first time, with a number of important agreements signed, including with Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT). In royalties, our base station and IoT product category continues to expand, reaching an all-time record high revenue and surpassing 400 million royalty-bearing devices in a quarter for the first time,” Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA said.
CEVA shares are trading lower by 7.48 percent at $45.52 on the last check Tuesday.
By Anusuya Lahiri
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