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indie Semiconductor Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

  • Delivers 29% Year-over-year Top Line Growth to $52.4M with Non-GAAP Gross Margin of 50.3%
  • Guides Q2 2024 Revenue to be flat to up 5% Sequentially with Non-GAAP Gross Margin Expansion
  • Well Positioned for Sustained Above Market Growth Driven by ADAS and User Experience 2H 2024 New Program Ramps

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–indie Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: INDI), an Autotech solutions innovator, today announced first quarter results for the period ended March 31, 2024. Q1 revenue was up 29 percent year-over-year to $52.4 million with Non-GAAP gross margin of 50.3 percent. On a GAAP basis, first quarter 2024 operating loss was $49.6 million compared to $37.0 million a year ago. Non-GAAP operating loss for the first quarter of 2024 was $17.2 million, versus $16.8 million during the same period last year. First quarter 2024 GAAP loss per share was $0.19, while Non-GAAP loss per share was $0.10.


“indie continues to significantly outpace our industry peer group and is capitalizing on technology deployment momentum across the Autotech market,” said Donald McClymont, indie’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Despite contracting automotive end market units, we produced 29 percent year-over-year top line growth to a record first quarter level, albeit slightly below our guidance. That said, we believe we have passed our trough and expect a resumption of outsized sales growth in the second half of this year driven by new product ramps of our vehicle camera, power distribution and advanced lighting solutions as well as key global flagship car launches, featuring increased indie content. Further, we’re setting the stage for our larger scale computer vision and radar program launches commencing next year.”

Business Highlights

  • Ramped Occupant Monitoring System (OMS) solutions for BMW
  • Enabled Cadillac Escalade Augmented Reality (AR) navigational systems
  • Secured Image Signal Processor (ISP) wins at a leading Japanese OEM for blindspot monitoring
  • Captured strategic camera design wins at Valeo
  • Sampled highly integrated Radar MMICs and basebands
  • Augmented AI processing capabilities via Expedera partnership
  • Supported Xiaomi’s SU7 electric vehicle launch with multiple User Experience solutions
  • Unveiled advanced smart connectivity portfolio for in-cabin networking
  • Awarded wireless charging sockets at a leading North American vehicle OEM
  • Achieved production readiness with a mixed-signal solution for Ultrasonic Intrusion Detection applications at Volkswagen

Q2 2024 Outlook

We provide guidance on a non-GAAP basis only because certain information necessary to reconcile such results and guidance to GAAP is difficult to estimate and dependent on future events outside of our control and, therefore, is not available without unreasonable efforts. Please refer to the header captioned “Discussion Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this release for a further discussion of our use of non-GAAP measures.

“For the second quarter of 2024, we expect indie’s revenue to be flat to up 5 percent sequentially, more than offsetting the current market softness stemming from the still ongoing industry-wide inventory rebalancing,” said Thomas Schiller, indie’s chief financial officer and executive vice president of strategy. “At the same time, we are planning on gross margin expansion to the 51 to 52 percent range from a richer product mix, flat expenses and, in turn, a narrower operating loss on a sequential basis. Based on the strength of our new product pipeline and a general market recovery as channel inventory levels normalize, we plan to return to high growth mode in the back half of this year and to resume our industry-leading growth trajectory into 2025 and beyond.”

indie’s Q1 2024 Conference Call

indie Semiconductor will host a conference call with analysts to discuss its first quarter 2024 results and business outlook today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. To listen to the conference call via the Internet, please go to the Financials tab on the Investors page of indie’s website. To listen to the conference call via telephone, please call 1-(888) 886-7786 (domestic) or (416) 764-8658 (international), Conference ID: 34978665.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on May 9, 2024 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 23, 2024 under the Financials tab on the Investors page of indie’s website, or by calling (844) 512-2921 (domestic) or (412) 317-6671 (international), Replay Pin Number: 34978665.

About indie

indie is empowering the Autotech revolution with next generation automotive semiconductors and software platforms. We focus on developing innovative, high-performance and energy-efficient technology for ADAS, user experience and electrification applications. Our mixed-signal SoCs enable edge sensors spanning Radar, LiDAR, Ultrasound, and Computer Vision, while our embedded system control, power management and interfacing solutions transform the in-cabin experience and accelerate increasingly automated and electrified vehicles. We are an approved vendor to Tier 1 partners and our solutions can be found in marquee automotive OEMs worldwide. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, indie has design centers and regional support offices across the United States, Canada, Argentina, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, Morocco, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and China.

Please visit us at www.indiesemi.com to learn more.

Safe Harbor Statement

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended). Such statements can be identified by words such as “will likely result,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “outlook,” “should,” “could,” “may” or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, the preliminary financial results for our first quarter 2024 included in this press release; statements regarding our future business and financial performance and prospects, including expectations regarding our financial outlook, our belief regarding general market conditions and recovery, product ramps of our vehicle camera, power distribution and advanced lighting solutions as well as key global flagship vehicle launches, our non-GAAP gross margin expansion based on product mix, flat operating expenses, and narrower operating loss, our revenue growth, and our anticipated production ramp for our radar and vision programs in 2025. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results included in such forward-looking statements. The preliminary unaudited financial results for our first quarter 2024 included in this press release represent the most current information available to management. In addition to the factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 filed with the SEC on February 29, 2024 and in our other public reports filed with the SEC (including those identified under “Risk Factors” therein), the following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: macroeconomic conditions, including inflation, rising interest rates and volatility in the credit and financial markets; the impacts of the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East; our reliance on contract manufacturing and outsourced supply chain and the availability of semiconductors and manufacturing capacity; competitive products and pricing pressures; our ability to win competitive bid selection processes and achieve additional design wins; the impact of recent acquisitions made and any other acquisitions we may make, including our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and risks that the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions may not be fully realized or take longer to realize than expected; our ability to develop, market and gain acceptance for new and enhanced products and expand into new technologies and markets; trade restrictions and trade tensions; and political or economic instability in our target markets. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements.

Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake, and we expressly disclaim, any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this announcement or in our other public filings, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

#indieSemi_Earnings

INDIE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.

PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

 

 

 

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

Product revenue

$

48,578

 

 

$

33,653

 

Contract revenue

 

3,775

 

 

 

6,799

 

Total revenue

 

52,353

 

 

 

40,452

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

30,089

 

 

 

24,056

 

Research and development

 

49,589

 

 

 

36,563

 

Selling, general, and administrative

 

22,322

 

 

 

16,814

 

Total operating expenses

 

102,000

 

 

 

77,433

 

Loss from operations

 

(49,647

)

 

 

(36,981

)

Other income (expense), net:

 

 

 

Interest income

 

1,309

 

 

 

2,419

 

Interest expense

 

(2,106

)

 

 

(2,148

)

Loss from change in fair value of warrants

 

 

 

 

(47,332

)

Gain (loss) from change in fair value of contingent considerations and acquisition-related holdbacks

 

15,359

 

 

 

(1,630

)

Other expense

 

(247

)

 

 

 

Total other income (loss), net

 

14,315

 

 

 

(48,691

)

Net loss before income taxes

 

(35,332

)

 

 

(85,672

)

Income tax benefit

 

1,109

 

 

 

3,706

 

Net loss

 

(34,223

)

 

 

(81,966

)

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(3,044

)

 

 

(9,220

)

Net loss attributable to indie Semiconductor, Inc.

$

(31,179

)

 

$

(72,746

)

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common shares — basic

 

(31,179

)

 

 

(72,746

)

Net loss attributable to common shares — diluted

 

(31,179

)

 

 

(72,746

)

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share attributable to common shares — basic

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.55

)

Net loss per share attributable to common shares — diluted

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.55

)

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic

 

164,602,608

 

 

 

131,490,221

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — diluted

 

164,602,608

 

 

 

131,490,221

 

INDIE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.

PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

138,174

 

 

$

151,678

 

Restricted cash

 

10,000

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

52,418

 

 

 

63,602

 

Inventory, net

 

37,899

 

 

 

33,141

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

25,259

 

 

 

23,399

 

Total current assets

 

263,750

 

 

 

271,820

 

Property and equipment, net

 

29,399

 

 

 

26,966

 

Intangible assets, net

 

198,635

 

 

 

208,134

 

Goodwill

 

290,397

 

 

 

295,096

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

14,332

 

 

 

13,790

 

Other assets and deposits

 

7,135

 

 

 

3,070

 

Total assets

$

803,648

 

 

$

818,876

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

18,955

 

 

$

18,405

 

Accrued payroll liabilities

 

13,037

 

 

 

6,621

 

Contingent considerations

 

75,122

 

 

 

83,903

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

29,280

 

 

 

21,411

 

Intangible asset contract liability

 

2,088

 

 

 

4,429

 

Current debt obligations

 

13,184

 

 

 

4,106

 

Total current liabilities

 

151,666

 

 

 

138,875

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

156,996

 

 

 

156,735

 

Deferred tax liabilities, non-current

 

13,047

 

 

 

13,696

 

Operating lease liability, non-current

 

11,258

 

 

 

10,850

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

9,210

 

 

 

21,695

 

Total liabilities

$

342,177

 

 

$

341,851

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock

$

 

 

$

 

Class A common stock

 

17

 

 

 

16

 

Class V common stock

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

836,286

 

 

 

813,742

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(392,620

)

 

 

(361,441

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(10,808

)

 

 

(6,170

)

indie’s stockholders’ equity

 

432,877

 

 

 

446,149

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

28,594

 

 

 

30,876

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

461,471

 

 

 

477,025

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

803,648

 

 

$

818,876

 

INDIE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF PRELIMINARY NON-GAAP MEASURES TO GAAP

(Unaudited)

GAAP refers to financial information presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures, as defined in Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We believe that our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to investors. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The reconciliations of our preliminary GAAP to non-GAAP measures are as follows (in thousands, except share and per share amounts):

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Computation of non-GAAP gross margin:

 

 

 

GAAP revenue

$

52,353

 

 

$

40,452

 

GAAP cost of goods sold

 

30,089

 

 

 

24,056

 

Acquisition-related expenses

 

(110

)

 

 

(2,648

)

Amortization of intangible assets

 

(3,735

)

 

 

(2,019

)

Inventory cost realignments

 

(145

)

 

 

 

Share-based compensation

 

(100

)

 

 

(68

)

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

26,354

 

 

$

21,131

 

Non-GAAP gross margin

 

50.3

%

 

 

52.2

%

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Computation of non-GAAP operating loss:

 

 

 

GAAP loss from operations

$

(49,647

)

 

$

(36,981

)

Acquisition-related expenses

 

1,195

 

 

 

5,133

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

5,771

 

 

 

3,423

 

Inventory cost realignments

 

145

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation

 

25,384

 

 

 

11,626

 

Non-GAAP operating loss

$

(17,152

)

 

$

(16,799

)

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Computation of non-GAAP net loss:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(34,223

)

 

$

(81,966

)

Acquisition-related expenses

 

1,195

 

 

 

5,133

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

5,771

 

 

 

3,423

 

Inventory cost realignments

 

145

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation

 

25,384

 

 

 

11,626

 

Loss from change in fair value of warrants

 

 

 

 

47,332

 

(Gain) loss from change in fair value of contingent considerations and acquisition-related holdbacks

 

(15,359

)

 

 

1,630

 

Other expense

 

247

 

 

 

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

250

 

 

 

259

 

Income tax benefit

 

(1,109

)

 

 

(3,706

)

Non-GAAP net loss

$

(17,699

)

 

$

(16,269

)

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Computation of Non-GAAP EBITDA:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(34,223

)

 

$

(81,966

)

Interest income

 

(1,309

)

 

 

(2,419

)

Interest expense

 

2,106

 

 

 

2,148

 

Loss from change in fair value of warrants

 

 

 

 

47,332

 

(Gain) loss from change in fair value of contingent considerations and acquisition-related holdbacks

 

(15,359

)

 

 

1,630

 

Other expenses

 

247

 

 

 

 

Income tax benefit

 

(1,109

)

 

 

(3,706

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

7,307

 

 

 

4,380

 

Stock-based compensation

 

25,384

 

 

 

11,626

 

Inventory cost realignments

 

145

 

 

 

 

Acquisition-related expenses

 

1,195

 

 

 

5,133

 

Non-GAAP EBITDA

$

(15,616

)

 

$

(15,842

)

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

Computation of non-GAAP share count:

 

Weighted Average Class A common stock – Basic

 

164,602,608

 

Weighted Average Class V common stock – Basic

 

18,661,365

 

Escrow Shares

 

1,725,000

 

TeraXion Unexercised Options

 

721,567

 

Non-GAAP share count

 

185,710,540

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net loss

$

(17,699

)

Non-GAAP net loss per share

$

(0.10

)

Discussion Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Our earnings release contains some or all of the following financial measures that have not been calculated in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”): (i) non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, (ii) non-GAAP operating loss, (iii) non-GAAP net loss, (iv) non-GAAP EBITDA, (v) non-GAAP share count, (vi) non-GAAP net loss and (vii) non-GAAP net loss per share. As set forth in the tables above, we derive such non-GAAP financial measures by excluding certain expenses and other items from the respective GAAP financial measure that is most directly comparable to each non-GAAP financial measure. Management may use these non-GAAP financial measures to, amongst other things, evaluate operating performance and compare it against past periods or against peer companies, make operating decisions, forecast for future periods and to determine payments under compensation programs. These non-GAAP financial measures provide management with additional means to understand and evaluate the operating results and trends in our ongoing business by eliminating certain expenses and other items that management believes might otherwise make comparisons of our ongoing business with prior periods and competitors more difficult, obscure trends in ongoing operations or improve management’s ability to forecast future periods.

We provide investors with non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating loss, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share because we believe it is important for investors to be able to closely monitor and understand changes in our ability to generate income from ongoing business operations. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures give investors an additional method to evaluate historical operating performance and identify trends, an additional means of evaluating period-over-period operating performance and a method to facilitate certain comparisons of our operating results to those of our peer companies. We further believe these non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to assess the overall financial performance of our ongoing operations by eliminating the impact of (i) acquisition-related expenses (including acquisition-related professional fees and legal expenses, deemed compensation expense and expenses recognized in relation to changes in contingent consideration obligations), (ii) amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and certain license rights, (iii) inventory cost realignments, (iv) gains or losses recognized in relation to changes in the fair value of warrants, contingent considerations issued by indie, acquisition-related holdbacks and unrealized gains or losses from currency hedging contracts, (v) non-cash interest expenses related to the amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs, (vi) share-based compensation, and (vii) income tax benefit (expenses). We believe that disclosing these non-GAAP financial measures contributes to enhanced financial reporting transparency and provides investors with added clarity about complex financial performance measures.

We do not report a GAAP measure of gross profit or gross margin because certain costs related to contract revenues are expensed as incurred and included in research and development expenses, and not in cost of sales, as it is not practicable for us to bifurcate these expenses. We derive and reconcile non-GAAP gross profit from the most relevant GAAP financial measures by subtracting GAAP cost of sales, adjusted for acquisition-related expenses and share-based compensation, from GAAP revenue. We calculate non-GAAP operating loss by excluding from GAAP operating loss, any (i) acquisition-related expenses (including acquisition-related professional fees and legal expenses, deemed compensation expense and expenses recognized in relation to changes in contingent consideration obligations), (ii) amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and certain license rights, (iii) inventory cost realignments and (iv) share-based compensation. We calculate non-GAAP net loss by excluding from GAAP net income (loss), any (i) acquisition-related expenses (including acquisition-related professional fees and legal expenses, deemed compensation expense and expenses recognized in relation to changes in contingent consideration obligations), (ii) amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and certain license rights, (iii) inventory cost realignments, (iv) gains or losses recognized in relation to changes in the fair value of warrants, contingent considerations issued by indie, acquisition-related holdbacks and unrealized gains or losses from currency hedging contracts, (v) non-cash interest expenses related to the amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs, (vi) share-based compensation, and (vii) income tax benefit (expenses). We calculate non-GAAP EBITDA by excluding from GAAP net income (loss), any (i) acquisition-related expenses (including acquisition-related professional fees and legal expenses, deemed compensation expense and expenses recognized in relation to changes in contingent consideration obligations), (ii) amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and certain license rights, (iii) depreciation of fixed assets, (iv)inventory cost realignments, (v) gains or losses recognized in relation to changes in the fair value of warrants, contingent considerations issued by indie, acquisition-related holdbacks and unrealized gains or losses from currency hedging contracts, (vi) non-cash interest expenses related to the amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs, (vii) share-based compensation, and (viii) income tax benefit (expenses). We calculate non-GAAP share count by adding (i) weighted average Class A common stock, (ii) weighted average Class V common stock held by minority shareholders, which are exchangeable into Class A common stock, (iii) Escrow Shares and (iv) vested but unexercised options issued as part of the TeraXion acquisition. Non-GAAP net loss per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net loss by non-GAAP share count.

We exclude the items identified above from the respective non-GAAP financial measure referenced above for the reasons set forth with respect to each such excluded item below:

Acquisition-related expenses – including such items as, when applicable, fair value charges incurred upon the sale of acquired inventory, accounting impact to the cost of goods sold due to one-time inventory costing realignment with a specific supplier and acquisition-related professional fees and legal expenses because they are not considered by management in making operating decisions and we believe that such expenses do not have a direct correlation to our future business operations and thereby including such charges do not necessarily reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges or reversals are incurred.

Amortization expenses – related to the amortization expense for acquired intangible assets and certain license rights.

Depreciation expenses – related to the depreciation expenses for all property and equipment on hand.

Inventory cost realignments – related to the supplier allocation premiums introduced during COVID that is currently incorporated in our inventory cost but have since been eliminated going forward.

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