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TechFaith Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results

BEIJING, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2013.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, TechFaith reported total net revenues of US$31.2 million compared to US$29.9 million in the third quarter of 2013. Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$4.0 million compared to US$4.9 million in the third quarter of 2013. Gross margin for the fourth quarter was 12.9% compared to 16.3% in the previous quarter, primarily reflecting business mix. Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased to US$8.8 million compared to US$4.7 million for the third quarter of 2013, primarily due to the impairment of long-lived assets in the amount of US$3.1 million and the impairment of goodwill in the amount of US$1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Net loss attributed to TechFaith for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$2.1 million or US$0.0390 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS compared to net income of US$0.3 million or US$0.0049 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS in the third quarter of 2013.

For the full year ended December 31, 2013, TechFaith reported total net revenues of US$119.5 million compared to US$137.7 million for the full year ended December 31, 2012, primarily due to declines in revenues from the Company's gaming business and its branded phone business. Gross profit for the full year 2013 was US$16.8 million, compared to US$31.3 million for the full year 2012. Gross margin for the full year 2013 was 14.1%, compared to 22.7% for the full year 2012. Operating expenses for the full year 2013 was US$22.0 million compared to US$31.1 million for the full year 2012. Net loss attributed to TechFaith for full year 2013 was US$2.5 million or US$0.0467 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS, compared to a net loss of US$3.3 million or US$0.0622 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS for the full year 2012.

Miss Ouyang Yuping, TechFaith's Chief Financial Officer, said, "2013 was another very challenging year. Our business continued to be negatively impacted by competition in the mobile phone markets we serve, and continually changing customer demands in the gaming business. Given this difficult environment, we focused on strict operating controls to help us weather the market volatility, reducing operating expenses by 29.2% for the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012. Importantly, we exited 2013 with a balance of cash and cash equivalents of US$265.6 million. Our balance sheet continues to give us the ability to pursue the long-term business initiatives and strategies that are central to our Company's success, including the ongoing development of our real estate portfolio, even with higher levels of competition and the continuing market volatility in mobile and gaming businesses."

Mr. Deyou Dong, President and Chief Operating Officer of TechFaith, said, "While the market environment remains very challenging and difficult to forecast, our focus is on working with existing customers to develop potential opportunities in both China and in the markets we serve worldwide. We do not expect to see the business conditions materially improve over the near-term. That said, we are seeing some positive movement in our mobile phone business, which depending on the timing of customers' orders could potentially become revenue generating for TechFaith later this year. The opportunities we are focused on are those where TechFaith has competitive advantages: lower volume, higher feature value content, and tailored design offerings. This encompasses our popular ruggedized lines, as well those catering to the certain sports and healthcare needs. We will continue to develop and launch more ruggedized and tailored models to satisfy the demands of both domestic and international clients, as well as enterprise solutions targeting specific industries."

Mr. Defu Dong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TechFaith, said, "We continued to focus on our core areas of offering high level ruggedized mobile phones throughout 2013. In addition, we have also expanded into different ruggedized products categories such as 'Extreme Digital Camera,' 'Extreme Smart Watches' and 'Ultimate Smart Headphones'. This has allowed us to support customers with complex and unique needs that larger handset companies were not suited to provide. We have taken an even more cautious approach over the past year to ensure our long-term success. Our focus remains on creating long-term value for both TechFaith and our shareholders. In-line with this view, we have maintained a strong balance sheet and not pursued dilutive acquisitions that would only serve as costly distractions. Instead, we made further progress on the development of our High-Tech Park campus. In Hangzhou, two buildings have been completed. In Beijing 16 buildings are on track to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2014. Overall, we expect that the above positive catalysts in our business will ultimately lead to the creation of value for both TechFaith and our shareholders."

First Quarter of 2014 Outlook

TechFaith currently expects its total revenues for the first quarter of 2014 to be in the range of US$28.0 million to US$30.0 million. The forecast represents TechFaith's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details

TechFaith will hold a conference call on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Beijing) using dial-in +1-617-213-8061 or +1-866-825-3209. The conference call passcode is 27625464. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on TechFaith's website at www.techfaithwireless.com.

A replay of the call will be available approximately 2 hours after the conclusion of the live call by telephone at +1-617-801-6888, with passcode 49110768. A webcast replay will also be available at www.techfaithwireless.com.

About TechFaith

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) has three primary businesses. The Company is a leading global mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market (previously called the ODP (Original Developed Product) business). The Company is a leading developer of specialized mobile phones for differentiated market segments, including the rapidly growing smartphone market targeting wireless mobile phone network operators and end users; the Company also serves sports enthusiasts with a tailored line under the Jungle brand and the teen market under licensed brands. Under the Company's MobiFox brand (previously "17VEE" and "17FOX"), the Company has built a leading intellectual property based motion gaming business ranging from Bluetooth-enabled motion gaming controllers and software to a planned proprietary set-top motion game box. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident," "outlook" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the first quarter 2014, the business outlook and strategic and operational plans of TechFaith and management quotations contain forward-looking statements. TechFaith may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about TechFaith's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risks outlined in TechFaith's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. TechFaith does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

 


CHINA TECHFAITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share and per share/ADS data and unless otherwise stated)



Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended

September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2013

2012


2013

2012









Revenues:








ODP

$21,321


$23,680

$12,077


$79,661

$57,803

 

Brand name phone sales

8,096


5,414

11,617


32,203

50,266

Game

486


2,112

7,338


7,643

29,594

Total net revenues

$29,903


$31,206

$31,032


$119,507

$137,663









Cost of revenues:








ODP

$18,280


$20,493

$10,577


$70,989

$53,971

 

Brand name phone sales

6,384


4,698

8,940


25,374

34,250

Game

373


1,992

5,577


6,307

18,146

Total cost of revenues

$25,037


$27,183

$25,094


$102,670

$106,367









Gross Profit

$4,866


$4,023

$5,938


$16,837

$31,296









Operating expenses:








General and administrative

$1,193


$1,660

$1,957


$6,322

$5,594

Research and development

2,334


2,222

2,010


8,285

9,343

Selling and marketing

684


547

801


2,535

12,328

Impairment of long-lived assets

515


3,110

3,131


3,625

3,833

Impairment of goodwill

-


1,242

-


1,242

-

Total operating expenses

$4,726


$8,781

$7,899


$22,009

$31,098









Government subsidy income

84


84

44


357

232

Other operating income

580


960

475


2,121

1,124









Income (loss) from operations

$804


$(3,714)

$(1,442)


$(2,694)

$1,554









Interest expenses

(36)


(78)

-


(115)

-

Interest income

456


462

428


1,888

2,032

Other income

13


229

663


246

354

Change in fair value of put option

(60)


(30)

(60)


(150)

(150)

Income(loss) before income taxes

$1,177


$(3,131)

$(411)


$(825)

$3,790

Income tax (expenses) benefits

(1,106)


891

(2,147)


(2,146)

(5,635)

Net income (loss)

$71


$(2,240)

$(2,558)


$(2,971)

$(1,845)

Less: net (loss) income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(187)


(176)

485


(501)

1,449

Net income (loss) attributable to TechFaith

$258


$(2,064)

$(3,043)


$(2,470)

$(3,294)









Net income (loss) attributable to TechFaith per share








  Basic

$0.00


$(0.00)

$(0.00)


$(0.00)

$(0.00)

  Diluted

$0.00


$(0.00)

$(0.00)


$(0.00)

$(0.00)









Net income (loss) attribute to TechFaith per ADS








  Basic

$0.00


$(0.04)

$(0.06)


$(0.05)

$(0.06)

  Diluted

$0.00


$(0.04)

$(0.06)


$(0.05)

$(0.06)









Net income (loss)

$71


$(2,240)

$(2,558)


$(2,971)

$(1,845)

Other comprehensive income, net of tax








Foreign currency translation adjustment

978


3,908

2,894


9,892

3,525

Comprehensive income

1,049


1,668

336


6,921

1,680









Less: Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(72)


192

706


372

1,749

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to TechFaith

$1,121


$1,476

$(370)


$6,549

$(69)









Weighted average shares
outstanding








  Basic

794,003,193


794,003,193

794,003,193


794,003,193

794,003,193

  Diluted

794,003,193


794,003,193

794,003,193


794,003,193

794,003,193

 

CHINA TECHFAITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars)



December 31,
2013


September 30,
2013


December 31,
2012







Assets






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$265,649


$267,024


$257,950

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $543, $7,607 and $7,796 as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

17,100


25,156


8,666

Notes receivable

58


33


-

Inventories, net

13,576


7,681


7,490

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

10,436


8,394


15,678

Total current assets

$306,819


$308,288


$289,784







Property, plant and equipment, net

$94,282


$88,249


$80,614

Land use rights, net

10,729


10,669


10,645

Acquired intangible assets, net

2,798


4,863


4,061

Goodwill

-


1,242


1,242

Total assets

$414,628


$413,311


$386,346







Liabilities and shareholders' equity






Current liabilities:












Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

14,247


19,795


11,140

Short-term loan (including short-term loan of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

15,350


15,350


15,350

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities(including accrued expenses and other current liabilities of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $189, $187 and $184 as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

21,302


16,207


11,784

Advance from customers(including advance from customers of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

9,525


9,602


9,173

Deferred revenue(including deferred revenue of the consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

3,854


2,756


4,178

Income tax payable (including income tax payable of consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $22, $22 and $21 as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

254


1,606


1,062

Put option liability (including income tax payable of consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

1,830


1,800


1,680

Total current liabilities

$66,362


$67,116


$54,367







Long-term loan (including income tax payable of consolidated variable interest entity without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

290


290


290







Total liabilities

$66,652


$67,406


$54,657







Shareholders' equity






Ordinary shares of par value $0.00002:
(50,000,000,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding, 794,003,193, 794,003,193 and 794,003,193, as of December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

$16


$16


$16

Additional paid-in capital

144,083


143,680


142,837

Accumulated other comprehensive income

55,841


52,301


46,822

Statutory reserve

23,730


23,137


23,137

Retained earnings

90,409


93,066


93,472

Total Techfaith shareholders' equity

$314,079


$312,200


$306,284

Noncontrolling interest

$33,897


$33,705


$25,405

Total shareholders' equity

$347,976


$345,905


$331,689

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$414,628


$413,311


$386,346

 

SOURCE China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited

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