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TechFaith Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

BEIJING, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ:CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

For the third quarter of 2012, TechFaith reported revenue of US$31.5 million compared to US$32.4 million in the second quarter of 2012 and US$80.6 million in the third quarter of 2011. This is in line with the Company's prior guidance for third quarter 2012 revenue to be in the range of US$30.0 million to US$35.0 million. Gross profit for the third quarter of 2012 was US$7.2 million compared to US$7.3 million in the second quarter of 2012. Gross margin for the third quarter increased slightly to 22.8% compared to 22.6% in the previous quarter. Net income attributed to TechFaith for the third quarter of 2012 was US$0.9 million or US$0.02 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS, compared to a net loss of US$0.7 million or US$0.01 loss per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS in the second quarter of 2012.

Miss Ouyang Yuping, TechFaith's Chief Financial Officer, said, "The third quarter developed as expected with a favorable mixed product shipment. Our operating expenses were reduced to US$5.1 million in the third quarter of 2012 from US$8.3 million in the second quarter of 2012. We had lower bad debt expense in the third quarter and lower selling and marketing expenses compared to the previous quarter. While we are starting to see some stability, we remain cautious, given the continued challenging economic environment and uncertain macro demand picture."

Mr. Deyou Dong, President and Chief Operating Officer of TechFaith, said, "We remain focused on developing unique mobile devices targeting certain niche and enterprise segments, which is important given the positive impact on TechFaith's revenue and margins. Our sales team continues to work closely with both local and regional customers to provide tailored solutions. As just one example, during the third quarter of 2012, we benefitted from shipments of our TITAN model to the European and Southeast Asian market."

Mr. Defu Dong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TechFaith, said, "We have enhanced the integration among our applications, software and hardware to better target current market opportunities. We also continue to develop our motion games, mobile games and Disney theme games. We have extensive intellectual property in this area. Our focus on intellectual property helps differentiate our products in a crowded market and helps us add value to customer-tailored solutions. We are also working to further grow our user base in the Internet segment as it provides even greater opportunities for our strategy. We believe this will bring us added synergies and eventual business growth."

Fourth Quarter of 2012 Outlook

The below forecast is TechFaith's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change. TechFaith currently expects total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be in the range of US$30.0 million to US$35.0 million.

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details

TechFaith will hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (9:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Beijing). The dial-in is +1-617-614-3453 or +1-800-510-9691, with passcode 67589141. 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 11634361. 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 17FOX brand, 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, www.17vee.com and www.798game.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 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


Nine Months Ended

June 30,


September 30,


September 30,


2012


2012

2011


2012

2011









Revenues:








ODP

$13,470


$13,311

$52,348


$45,726

$162,073

Brand name phone sales

11,785


11,329

17,168


38,649

48,261

Game

7,151


6,909

11,131


22,256

31,779

Total net revenues

$32,406


$31,549

$80,647


$106,631

$242,113









Cost of revenues:








ODP

$13,661


$12,222

$44,423


$43,394

$129,929

Brand name phone sales

7,680


7,783

10,379


25,310

29,364

Game

3,746


4,337

6,731


12,569

16,663

Total cost of revenues

$25,087


$24,342

$61,533


$81,273

$175,956









Gross Profit

$7,319


$7,207

$19,114


$25,358

$66,157









Operating expenses:








General and administrative

$1,512


$669

$3,126


$3,637

$14,464

Research and development

2,179


2,192

3,687


7,333

9,721

Selling and marketing

4,626


1,545

4,425


11,527

9,544

Impairment of intangible assets

-


702

-


702

-

Impairment of goodwill

-


-

606


-

606

Total operating expenses

$8,317


$5,108

$11,844


$23,199

$34,335









Government subsidy income

-


99

111


188

188

Other operating income

269


281

175


649

1,258









(Loss) income from operations

$(729)


$2,479

$7,556


$2,996

$33,268









Interest income

635


523

362


1,604

977

Investment income

-


-

-


-

883

Other income (expenses)

4


(313)

3


(309)

4

Change in fair value of put option

-


(90)

-


(90)

-

(Loss) income before income taxes

$(90)


$2,599

$7,921


$4,201

$35,132

Income tax expenses

(278)


(1,518)

(4,249)


(3,488)

(8,783)

Net (loss) income

$(368)


$1,081

$3,672


$713

$26,349

Less: net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(346)


(205)

(395)


(964)

(1,907)

Net income(loss) attributable to TechFaith

$(714)


$876

$3,277


$(251)

$24,442









Net (loss) income attributable to TechFaith per share








  Basic

$(0.00)


$0.00

$0.00


$(0.00)

$0.03

  Diluted

$(0.00)


$0.00

$0.00


$(0.00)

$0.03









Net income (loss) attribute to TechFaith per ADS








  Basic

$(0.01)


$0.02

$0.06


$(0.00)

$0.46

  Diluted

$(0.01)


$0.02

$0.06


$(0.00)

$0.46









Net income

$(368)


$1,081

$3,672


$713

$26,349

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax








Foreign currency translation adjustment

(3,093)


4,008

3,634


642

9,066

Comprehensive income (loss)

(3,461)


5,089

7,306


1,355

35,415









Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(159)


(482)

(395)


(1,043)

(1,907)

Comprehensive income(loss) attributable to TechFaith

$(3,620)


$4,607

$6,911


$312

$33,508









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)














September 30,
2012


June 30,
2012


December 31,
2011







Assets






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$265,044


$252,033


$250,637

Restricted cash

-


26


-

Accounts receivable

4,552


2,246


6,715

Inventories

6,486


8,771


7,984

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

20,528


14,520


17,560

Deferred tax assets-current

226


222


207

Total current assets

$296,836


$277,818


$283,103







Plant, machinery and equipment, net

$44,214


$44,926


$48,977

Land use rights, net

10,607


10,547


10,755

Construction in progress

26,688


22,757


21,002

Acquired intangible assets, net

6,306


7,563


2,327

Goodwill

1,242


1,242


1,242

Deferred tax assets-noncurrent

1


1


3

Total assets

$385,894


$364,854


$367,409







Liabilities and shareholders' equity






Current liabilities:












Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively)

10,176


9,414


8,792

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities(including accrued expenses and other current liabilities of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $684, $831 and $837 as of as of September 30, 2012, Jun 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively)

14,364


15,639


21,721

Advance from customers(including advance from customers of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $217 and $212 and $202 as of September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively)

9,324


8,681


8,492

Deferred revenue(including deferred revenue of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively)

4,584


2,111


219

Income tax payable (including income tax payable of consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $21, $23 and $21 as of September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively)

660


439


1,804

Short-term loan (including short-term loan of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, $nil, $nil and $nil as of September 30, 2012, June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 respectively)

15,350


5,350


-

Total current liabilities

$54,458


$41,634


$41,028







Long-term loan

290


290


290

Deferred tax liability-noncurrent

81


89


106







Total liabilities

$54,829


$42,013


$41,424







Shareholders' equity






Paid in capital

$16


$16


$16

Additional paid-in capital

142,549


142,268


141,667

Accumulated other comprehensive income

44,149


40,418


43,597

Statutory reserve

22,631


22,631


22,631

Retained earnings

97,021


96,145


97,272

Total Techfaith shareholders' equity

$306,366


$301,478


$305,183

Noncontrolling interest

$24,699


$21,363


$20,802

Total shareholders' equity

$331,065


$322,841


$325,985

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$385,894


$364,854


$367,409

SOURCE China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited

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