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Exar Reports Sequential Growth in Revenue and Profit for Q3 ’13

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, Exar Corporation reported revenue of $31.0 million, up from $30.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. Non-GAAP net income of $4.0 million increased 42% from $2.9 million in the prior quarter and improved $6.0 million from a loss of $1.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012. Non-GAAP gross margin was 49.0%, a 223 basis points improvement from the prior quarter, and up 60 basis points compared to the same quarter a year ago. Non-GAAP net income per fully-diluted share was $0.09, up from $0.06 in the prior quarter, and a $0.13 improvement from a non-GAAP net loss of $0.04 in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012.

On a GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $1.5 million, up from $0.3 million in the prior quarter, and a $6.3 million improvement from a loss of $4.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012. GAAP gross margin increased to 45.8%. GAAP net income per fully-diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $0.03, compared to $0.01 in the prior quarter, and a loss of $0.11 in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012. Free cash flow for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $3.6 million, up from $1.8 million in the prior quarter, and improved from a negative $3.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012.

“Our third fiscal quarter results demonstrate continued profitable growth in a difficult market environment. On a non-GAAP basis we achieved 11% operating profit and 13% net profit. While overall revenue growth was modest, our growth in networking and storage for big data analytics remains robust. This growth, coupled with gross margin expansion and a continued focus on prudent spending, drove a 60% sequential increase in non-GAAP operating income. Free cash flow of $3.6 million for the quarter represents improvements of $1.8 million and $6.8 million as compared to the prior quarter and third quarter of 2012 respectively,” commented company President and CEO Louis DiNardo.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 ending March 31, 2013, the Company expects revenue in the range of $31.0 million to $32.0 million. Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis is expected to be in the range of 49% to 51%, and non-GAAP net income per fully-diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.08 to $0.10.

Exar Corp.
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