- Year-to-Date Revenues Increased 128%
- New GaNSense™ IC Technology Accelerates Industry Transition to Ultrafast Charging
- Strategic Tier-1 and Aftermarket Wins and Deals
- Closed Business Combination on 10/19/21 With >$250mm in Cash to Support Growth
EL SEGUNDO, El Segundo, Calif., Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Navitas Semiconductor Corporation (the “Company” or “Navitas”) (Nasdaq: NVTS and NVTSW), the industry leader in GaN Power ICs, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.
Net revenues for the third quarter of 2021 were $5.6 million, up 61 percent from the third quarter of 2020. Revenues for the first nine months of 2021 increased 128% over the same period in 2020. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $6.8 million [updated 12th Nov], or $0.41 [updated 12th Nov] per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $4.1 million, or $0.27 per share in the third quarter of 2020. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $6.6 million, or $0.39 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $3.8 million, or $0.26 per share, in the third quarter of 2020.
“Worldwide GaN penetration in the $2B fast charger market is estimated at only 2-3% so far, so we expect a fast revenue ramp ahead in mobile plus the higher power expansion markets of data center, solar and EV,” said Gene Sheridan, co-founder and CEO. “Couple that with next-gen technology introductions, growing team strength and more than 130 patents issued or pending, and we have an extraordinary opportunity in front us is to become the next-generation power semiconductor leader.”
Customer / Product Highlights
- Third generation GaNSense power IC platform launched:
– Built-in, real-time precision system sensing with autonomous control and protection
– 30% average charger size reduction vs discrete GaN designs with enhanced robustness and reliability
– Already in production with Lenovo YOGA laptop and Xiaomi Note 11 Pro+ smartphone fast chargers
- Trailblazing a new smartphone ‘ultra-fast charger’ market sector
– Charge a 4,500 mAhr battery from 0-100% in as little as 20 minutes
– 120W capability in production at Xiaomi using new GaNSense platform
- Strategic cooperation announcement with Anker – a global leader in fast charging technology.
– Two new GaN chargers launched in the third quarter with more to follow
– Expands mobile charger focus to also include residential energy storage platform development
- Twenty-four new GaN fast chargers launched in the market
– 164 models now in mass production, including 5 new models at Baseus, one of the fastest-growing aftermarket-charger companies
– Another 150+ in development for production in the coming quarters
- High-power expansion markets: data center, solar & EV:
– Market-specific GaN IC prototypes sampling in the fourth quarter of 2021
– Significant endorsements from Enphase Energy, Brusa, and Compuware, leaders in solar, EV, energy storage and data center power markets respectively
– Roadmap alignment with Xiaomi – from mobile chargers to their recent $10B announcement to enter the EV market
- After the quarter, the Company completed de-SPAC business combination with approximately 117.7 million shares outstanding and approximately $260 million in cash and cash equivalents to support growth.
- Team strength grew by approximately 50%, to approximately 150 staff worldwide.
- New offices and teams in China and Europe address expansion markets.
The Company issued the following guidance for the fourth quarter of 2021. Revenues are expected to be $7.4 million — plus or minus five percent – which represents approximately 60% growth compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 44 percent for the quarter. GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $20.3 million [updated 12th Nov]. Non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to exclude approximately $10.3 million [updated 12th Nov], the majority of which reflect stock-based compensation. We expect our basic and diluted share count in Q4 to be approximately 97 million.
Navitas will hold a public webcast at 2:00 p.m. PST today to discuss third quarter 2021 results. The live public webcast can be accessed on Navitas’ Investor Relations website at https://ir.navitassemi.com/.
A toll-free dial-in is also available at: (844) 467-8023, Conference ID: 1955395. The Q3’21 webcast replay and audio download will also be available on the site.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
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Navitas Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:NVTS and NVTSW) is the industry leader in GaN power ICs, founded in 2014. GaN power ICs integrate GaN power with drive, control and protection to enable faster charging, higher power density and greater energy savings for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets. Over 130 Navitas patents are issued or pending, and over 30 million GaNFast power ICs have been shipped with zero reported GaN field failures. Navitas rang the opening bell and started trading on Nasdaq on October 20th, 2021.
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